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Glossary: plicamycin, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

plicamycin

(PLY-kuh-MY-sin)

A drug used to treat some types of testicular cancer. It is also used to treat a higher-than-normal amounts of calcium in the blood or urine. Plicamycin binds to DNA and prevents cells from making RNA and proteins. It is a type of antineoplastic antibiotic. Also called Mithracin and mithramycin.

2006-05-05

2008-01-09