antitumor antibiotic


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antitumor antibiotic

[‚an·tē′tüm·ər ‚an·tē‚bī′äd·ik]
(microbiology)
A substance, such as actinomycin, luteomycin, or mitomycin C, which is produced by microorganisms and is effective against some forms of cancer.
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Fujimoto K, Oka T, Morimoto M (1987) Antitumor activity of a novel antitumor antibiotic, quinocarmycin citrate (KW2152).
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MANILA -- A pharmaceutical company has recalled a batch of antitumor antibiotics from the market, saying it doubted the product's Indiabased manufacturer had complied with good manufacturing practice (GMP).