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Is carmustine a carcinogen?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
It is a: Nitrosourea chemotherapeutic, a "bifunctional alkylating agent" rarely used except in bone marow transplants. All alkylators are carcino-and leukemo-genic in long term survivors, but disease occur in few due to repair of their damage.

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Is carmustine a carcinogenic?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
It is a: Nitrosourea chemotherapeutic, a "bifunctional alkylating agent" rarely used except in bone marow transplants. All alkylators are carcino-and leukemo-genic in long term survivors, but disease occur in few due to repair of their damage.

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