cancer drug


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Noun1.cancer drug - any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cellscancer drug - any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function
alkylating agent - an antineoplastic drug used to treat some forms of cancer
antimetabolite - an antineoplastic drug that inhibits the utilization of a metabolite
antineoplastic antibiotic - an antibiotic drug used as an antineoplastic in chemotherapy
asparaginase, Elspar - antineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemia
cytotoxic drug - any drug that has a toxic effect on cells; commonly used in chemotherapy to inhibit the proliferation of cancerous cells
floxuridine - antineoplastic drug used to treat some cancers; can cause loss of hair
lomustine - an antineoplastic drug often used to treat brain tumors or Hodgkin's disease
Alkeran, melphalan - antineoplastic drug (trade name Alkeran) used to treat multiple myeloma and some other malignancies
periwinkle plant derivative - an antineoplastic drug used to treat some forms of cancer
procarbazine - an antineoplastic drug used to treat Hodgkin's disease
thioguanine - an antineoplastic drug used to treat acute leukemias
thiotepa - an antineoplastic drug used to treat certain malignancies
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The Rarer Cancers Foundation says there is currently a cross-border divide in access to cancer treatment with people in Wales four times less likely to receive a newer cancer drug on the NHS than people in England.
They conclude that people in Wales are five times less likely to gain access to a cancer drug, which is not routinely available, than people in England.
Polo-like kinase-1 (PLK1) was identified as the principal protein kinase that carried out B23 phosphorylation at this site, and these findings point to PLK1 as a very promising cancer drug target.
We're the first to find that this agent can be used as a cancer drug.
Horovitz said he did not mean to imply that Taxol would be the highest-priced cancer drug, but rather that it was the most costly to develop.
PATIENTS in Wales are more than four times less likely to receive a newer cancer drug on the NHS than people in England, it has been claimed.
The North of England Cancer Drug Approvals Group has agreed a drug called Plerixafor should be made available for patients with lymphoma and myeloma who, using other treatments, have not been able to harvest stem cells which is necessary before a transplant.
TCS Onco TCS is a proprietary drug comprised of the widely used off-patent cancer drug vincristine encapsulated in INEX's TCS (liposomal) drug delivery technology.
The patients take either a natural or a synthetic retinoid and no other cancer drug.