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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Antibiótico antitumoral

Antitumor antibiotic (AN-tee-TOO-mer 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 antineoplastic antibiotic.



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