Dacarbazine is an alkylating antineoplastic agent, a chemotherapy drug used in the treatment of numerous cancers including Hodgkin's lymphoma.
|Mechanism of Action||When converted to its active form, dacarbazine methylates the DNA base guanine at the O-6 position, causing DNA damage which will lead to cell death.|
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