NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,331 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (DAW-noh-ROO-bih-sin)
- The active ingredient in a drug used with other drugs to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Daunorubicin blocks a certain enzyme needed for cell division and DNA repair, and it may kill cancer cells. It is a type of anthracycline antibiotic and a type of topoisomerase inhibitor. Also called daunomycin.