NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- daunorubicin hydrochloride
- listen (DAW-noh-ROO-bih-sin HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
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 hydrochloride 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. Daunorubicin is the active ingredient of daunorubicin hydrochloride. Also called Cerubidine and daunomycin hydrochloride.