Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Dactinomycin

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_7018-2

Definition

Dactinomycin is a trade name for actinomycin D. It is a chemotherapy drug that is given as a treatment for some types of cancer, most commonly some cancers that occur in children such as Wilms’ tumor and germ cell tumors, although it may sometimes be used for adults.

Cross-References

Keywords

Cell Tumor Cancer Research Germ Cell Germ Cell Tumor Chemotherapy Drug 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

See Also

  1. (2012) Actinomycin D. In: Schwab M (ed) Encyclopedia of cancer, 3rd edn. Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, p 19. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-16483-5_46Google Scholar
  2. (2012) Germ cell tumors. In: Schwab M (ed) Encyclopedia of cancer, 3rd edn. Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, p 1541. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-16483-5_6905Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

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