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actinomycin D

Meaning of actinomycin D:

A drug used to treat Ewing sarcoma, gestational trophoblastic tumor, Wilms tumor, and certain types of testicular cancer. Actinomycin D comes from the bacterium Streptomyces parvulus. It damages the cell’s DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of anticancer antibiotic. Also called Cosmegen and dactinomycin.

Actinomycin D used to treat rhabdomyosarcoma in children. It is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.

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