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Can cancer cells become resistant to the damaging effects of melphalan?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: L-PAM or

Melphalan is l phenyalanine mustard, one of the oldest alkylating agents.
Yes, resistance occurs. Also dns damage can be associated with leukemia. These agents are uncommonly used today, used to be the agent in breast cancer, now never used, and may still be used in blood/lymphatic malignancies.

In brief: L-PAM or

Melphalan is l phenyalanine mustard, one of the oldest alkylating agents.
Yes, resistance occurs. Also dns damage can be associated with leukemia. These agents are uncommonly used today, used to be the agent in breast cancer, now never used, and may still be used in blood/lymphatic malignancies.
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