Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces peuceticus, used as an anticancer drug.

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  • n. A particular drug used in chemotherapy.

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  • n. an antibiotic used as an anticancer drug

Etymologies

d(e)ox(y)- + Latin ruber, red; see rubric + -(my)cin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Some cancer drugs such as doxorubicin, which is used in chemotherapy, can stick to the pore walls in the new biodegradable nanomaterial and slowly escape as the silicon dissolves.

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  • These include Doxil doxorubicin, which is made exclusively by Janssen Products LP and used off-label to treat breast cancer.

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  • The chemotherapy drug chosen was doxorubicin, which is used in the treatment of a wide range of cancers.

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  • In the study, mice with lymphoma were treated with the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin, which is used to fight a wide range of cancers.

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  • Immunogenic chemotherapy agents commonly used in the treatment of breast cancer include cyclophosphamide, anthracyclines such as doxorubicin and gemcitabine.

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  • Consolidation Therapy: Consolidation therapy is administered to a patient following a response to first-line induction therapy, generally consisting of chemotherapy such as doxorubicin and in combination with rituximab.

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  • A third control group was treated with just anthracyclines, such as doxorubicin and epirubicin.

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  • In any case, what he found was that treating two different leukemia and lymphoma cell lines with ascorbate at those concentrations before treating them with chemotherapeutic agents, including mechanistically dissimilar agents such as doxorubicin, which intercalates with DNA and causes DNA breaks; methotrexate, which inhibits folate metabolism; cisplatin, which crosslinks DNA; vincristine, which interferes with microtubule function; and imatinib mesylate (better known by its trade name of Gleevec), a selective inhibitor of the activity of a protein called bcr-abl, which is the oncogene that plays a central role in the development of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).

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  • It's a formulation of the chemotherapy doxorubicin that shields the active ingredient inside a rubbery coating, which helps it evade the body's immune system and circulate longer in the blood, giving it more time to attack cancer cells.

    J&J Sees Supply Shortages for Cancer Drug Persisting

  • Some of the drugs that have been in short supply include doxorubicin, often used to treat breast cancer, and cytarabine, a leukemia drug that has no substitute.

    Drug Shortages Threaten Cancer Research

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