NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,390 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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Levulan Kerastick
(LEH-vyoo-lan KAYR-uh-stik)
A drug used to treat actinic keratosis (a skin condition that may become cancer). When Levulan Kerastick is taken up by abnormal cells, including cancer cells, and then exposed to certain types of light, it becomes active and kills the cells. Levulan Kerastick contains the active ingredient aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride. It is a type of photosensitizing agent.