Definition of vinblastine sulfate

vinblastine sulfate

(vin-BLAS-teen SUL-fayt)
A drug used to treat certain types of breast cancer, choriocarcinoma (a type of gestational trophoblastic tumor), Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Kaposi sarcoma, mycosis fungoides (a type of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma), and testicular cancer. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Vinblastine sulfate stops cancer cells from growing and dividing and may kill them. It is a type of vinca alkaloid. The brand name Velban has been taken off the market and is no longer available.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms