NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,041 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- listen (NY-pent)
- The active ingredient in a drug that is used to treat hairy cell leukemia and is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Nipent blocks a protein needed for cell growth and may kill cancer cells. It is made by a bacterium. It is a type of adenosine deaminase inhibitor. Also called pentostatin.