Definition of vincristine sulfate

vincristine sulfate

(vin-KRIS-teen SUL-fayt)
A drug used to treat acute leukemia and is sometimes used with other drugs to treat Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, and Wilms tumor. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Vincristine sulfate stops cancer cells from growing and dividing and may kill them. It is a type of vinca alkaloid. Vincristine is the active ingredient of vincristine sulfate. The brand name Oncovin has been taken off the market and is no longer available.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms