Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Cyclophosphamide

  • Manfred Schwab
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_1439-2

Definition

Cyclophosphamide is a bifunctional nitrogen mustard that is a most commonly used drug in combination chemotherapy and is a DNA alkylating agent that is used as an immunosuppressive drug. It acts by killing rapidly dividing cells, including lymphocytes proliferating in response to antigen.

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Keywords

Cancer Research Combination Chemotherapy Immunosuppressive Drug Alkylating Agent Nitrogen Mustard 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany