liposomal SN-38

liposomal SN-38
A form of the anticancer drug irinotecan that may have fewer side effects and work better than irinotecan alone. Liposomal SN-38 is being studied in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer and other types of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called irinotecan (CPT-11) derivatives. Also called SN-38 liposome.

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