NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,363 terms related to cancer and medicine.
We offer a widget that you can add to your website to let users look up cancer-related terms. Get NCI’s Dictionary of Cancer Terms Widget.
- 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. Also called Cerubidine and daunomycin hydrochloride.