A drug that is used to treat many types of cancer and is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Rubex comes from the bacterium Streptomyces peucetius. It damages DNA (the molecules inside cells that carry genetic information) and stops cells from growing. Rapidly growing tumor cells that take up Rubex may die. It is a type of anthracycline antitumor antibiotic. Also called doxorubicin hydrochloride, doxorubicin, Adriamycin PFS, and Adriamycin RDF.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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