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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Clorhidrato de daunomicina

Daunomycin hydrochloride (DAW-noh-MY-sin HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
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. Daunomycin hydrochloride is a type of anthracycline antibiotic and a type of topoisomerase inhibitor. Also called Cerubidine and daunorubicin hydrochloride.



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