ARA-C

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ARA-C
TermARA-C
Short definitionARA-C - A medicine used with other medicines to treat adults and children with acute myeloid leukemia and to prevent and treat a type of leukemia that has spread to the meninges (the tissues that covers and protects the brain and spinal cord ). It can also be used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia and chronic myeloid leukemia in the blast phase. 
TypeCancer terms
SpecialtyOncology
LanguageEnglish
SourceNCI
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ARA-C - A medicine used with other medicines to treat adults and children with acute myeloid leukemia and to prevent and treat a type of leukemia that has spread to the meninges (the tissues that covers and protects the brain and spinal cord ). It can also be used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia and chronic myeloid leukemia in the blast phase. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. ARA-C stops cells from making DNA and can kill cancer cells. It's a type of antimetabolite. Also called cytarabine

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