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View in Spanish: Antibiótico antineoplásico

Antineoplastic antibiotic (AN-tee-NEE-oh-PLAS-tik AN-tee-by-AH-tik)
A type of anticancer drug that blocks cell growth by interfering with DNA, the genetic material in cells. Also called anticancer antibiotic and antitumor antibiotic.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.