NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,071 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- listen (DAW-noh-MY-sin)
- 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 daunorubicin.