NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,300 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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Ellence
(eh-LENTS)
A drug used with other drugs to treat breast cancer that was removed by surgery. It is used in patients whose cancer has spread to the lymph nodes under the arm. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Ellence 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 epirubicin and epirubicin hydrochloride.