CI-958

Definition / meaning of CI-958

A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. CI-958 binds to DNA and stops cells, including cancer cells, from repairing damage to DNA and from making more DNA, RNA, and protein. It is a type of DNA intercalator. Also called sedoxantrone trihydrochloride.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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