thioguanine

Pronunciation: (THY-oh-GWAH-neen)

A drug used to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML). It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Thioguanine stops cells from making DNA and RNA and it may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antimetabolite. Also called Tabloid.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2015-08-31Thioguanine