NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- vincristine sulfate
- listen (vin-KRIS-teen SUL-fayt)
A drug used to
treat acute leukemia. It is sometimes used with other drugs
to treat Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma,
rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, and Wilms tumor. It is
also being studied in the treatment of other types of
cancer. Vincristine sulfate blocks cell growth by stopping
cell division. It is a type of vinca alkaloid and a type of
antimitotic agent. Vincristine is the active ingredient of
vincristine sulfate. The brand name Oncovin has been taken
off the market and is no longer available.