NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,128 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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Xofigo
(SOH-fee-goh)
A drug used to treat prostate cancer that has spread to the bone and has not gotten better with other treatment. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Xofigo contains a radioactive substance called radium Ra 223. Radium Ra 223 collects in bone and gives off radiation that may kill cancer cells. Xofigo is a type of radiopharmaceutical. Also called radium Ra 223-dichloride.