Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab


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


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.



Cancer Research Combination Chemotherapy Immunosuppressive Drug Alkylating Agent Nitrogen Mustard 
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Authors and Affiliations

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