Definition of bendamustine hydrochloride

bendamustine hydrochloride

(BEN-duh-MUS-teen HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
A drug used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia and certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Bendamustine hydrochloride damages the cell’s DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of alkylating agent. Also called Belrapzo, Bendeka, and Treanda.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms