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.
presented promising new data from trials of its prostate cancer drug to doctors attending the American Society of Clinical Oncology on Tuesday.
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.
com/research/z7qwxv/us_blood_cancer) has announced the addition of the "US Blood Cancer Drug Market & Pipeline Analysis 2015" report to their offering.
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.
has been spearheaded by Kate Spall, who fought health chiefs in North Wales for funding for the kidney cancer drug Nexavar for her mother, Pamela Northcott.
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.