Pronunciation: (i-FOS-fuh-mide)

A drug that is used with other drugs to treat germ cell testicular cancer that did not respond to previous treatment with other drugs. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Ifosfamide attaches to DNA in cells and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of alkylating agent and a type of antimetabolite. Also called Ifex.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2010-05-11Ifosfamide