NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,107 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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cladribine
(KLAD-rih-been)
A drug used to treat hairy cell leukemia. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Cladribine damages the cell’s DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antimetabolite. Also called Leustatin.