NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,992 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- The active ingredient in a drug used to treat acute leukemias and some other types of cancer. It 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 daunomycin.