decitabine

Pronunciation: (deh-SIH-tuh-been)

A drug used to treat myelodysplastic syndromes. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Decitabine stops cells from making DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antimetabolite. Also called Dacogen.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2018-02-16Decitabine