NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,327 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- DNA intercalating agent
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- A substance that inserts itself into the DNA structure of a cell and binds to the DNA. This causes DNA damage. In cancer treatment, DNA intercalating agents may kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA and stopping them from dividing.