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View in Spanish: Elesclomol sódico

Elesclomol sodium (eh-les-KLOH-mol SOH-dee-um)
A drug used in the treatment of skin cancer that has spread. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It increases the amount of harmful oxygen molecules in cells and may kill cancer cells. It may also help other drugs kill cancer cells. It is a type of oxidative stress inducer.

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