NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,201 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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Quadramet
(KWAH-druh-met)
A drug used to treat bone pain caused by bone cancer and other cancers that have spread to the bone. It contains a radioactive substance called samarium Sm 153. Quadramet collects in bone and gives off radiation that may kill cancer cells. It is a type of radiopharmaceutical. Also called samarium Sm 153-lexidronam pentasodium.