NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- gemcitabine hydrochloride
- listen (jem-SY-tuh-been HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
A drug used
alone or with other drugs to treat certain types of breast,
non-small cell lung, ovarian, and pancreatic cancers that
are advanced or have spread to other parts of the body. It
is also being studied in the treatment of other types of
cancer. Gemcitabine hydrochloride stops cells
from making DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of
antimetabolite. Gemcitabine is the active ingredient of gemcitabine hydrochloride. Also called Gemzar.