(byoo-SUL-fan)A drug used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).
It is also used with other drugs to prepare patients with CML for a stem cell transplant. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.
Mechanism of action
Busulfan attaches to DNA in cells and may kill cancer cells.
Type of drug
It is a type of alkylating agent.
Also called Busulfex and Myleran.
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