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- n. A compound related to mustard gas, used as an alkylating agent in chemotherapy.
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The painkiller morphine; amikacin, an antibiotic for serious bacterial infections; and carmustine, a chemotherapy drug, are among about 150 drugs in short supply, her group says.
Gliadel® Wafer (polifeprosan 20 with carmustine implant) is indicated in newly diagnosed patients with high-grade malignant glioma as an adjunct to surgery and radiation.
Reports about the application of carmustine (BCNU), one of the standard chemotherapeutic drugs in the treatment of newly diagnosed glioblastoma, in the recurrent situation are rare.
(carmustine, cisplatin, and cytarabine) were more toxic to healthy brain cells than to cancer cells.
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