The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for
drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to
cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in
NCI's PDQ® Cancer Clinical Trials Registry.
Tips on Looking Up a Drug
In the Search box, type the name or part of the name of the drug/agent you are
looking for and click the “Go” button.
You can use the generic name (e.g., doxorubicin), U.S. brand names (e.g.,
Rubex), NSC number, chemical structure names, or other names to find the drug.
Click on a letter of the alphabet to browse through the dictionary or click on
"All" to see a listing of all drugs in the dictionary.
Change the search from "Starts with" to "Contains" to find all drugs in the
dictionary that include a word or set of letters or numbers (e.g., "rubicin" to
find daunorubicin, doxorubicin, and epirubicin).
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Some drug entries include a
button that links to a drug information summary page.
Information in the NCI Drug Dictionary is from the
, which is produced by NCI's Enterprise Vocabulary
Services, a collaboration involving NCI's Office of Communications and NCI's
Center for Bioinformatics. Each drug entry includes a link to additional
information available from the full NCI Thesaurus database, which contains many
drugs and other terms not included here.