NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,327 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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Treanda
(tree-AN-duh)
A drug used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). It is also used to treat slow-growing B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) that got worse during or within 6 months after treatment with rituximab. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Treanda damages the cell’s DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of alkylating agent. Also called bendamustine hydrochloride and Bendeka.