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Decitabine - A cancer drug used in certain types of blood and bone marrow cancers called myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Decitabine fights cancer by preventing the spread of cancer cells throughout the body. It is a type of antimetabolite and is typically given through an intravenous (IV) line.
Decitabine helps the bone marrow function more normally and aids in production of red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets. Decitabine may also help fight disease by helping to correct DNA abnormalities present in MDS. The trade name for decitabine is Dacogen®.
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