NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- daunorubicin hydrochloride and cytarabine liposome
- listen (DAW-noh-ROO-bih-sin HY-droh-KLOR-ide … sy-TAYR-uh-been LY-poh-some)
A form of the anticancer drugs daunorubicin hydrochloride and cytarabine that is contained inside very tiny, fat-like particles. It may have fewer side effects and work better than other forms of daunorubicin hydrochloride and cytarabine. Daunorubicin hydrochloride and cytarabine liposome is used to treat certain types of newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML). It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Daunorubicin hydrochloride and cytarabine liposome is a type of topoisomerase inhibitor and a type of antimetabolite. Also called Vyxeos.