Gemcitabine. Definition

Medical Definition: Gemcitabine

Active ingredient in a drug used to treat pancreatic cancer that is advanced or has spread. Also used with other drugs to treat breast cancer that has spread, the cancer advanced ovarian cancer and non-small cell lung that is advanced or has spread. It is also being studied in the treatment of other cancers. Gemcitabine prevents cells from making DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antimetabolite.

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