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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Cyclophosphamide (SY-kloh-FOS-fuh-mide)
A drug that is used to treat many types of cancer and is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It is also used to treat some types of kidney disease in children. Cyclophosphamide attaches to DNA in cells and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of alkylating agent. Also called CTX and Cytoxan.

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