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DTIC-Dome and Cancer

A healthcare provider may prescribe a medication called DTIC-Dome® (dacarbazine) to treat certain types of cancer in adults. Specifically, this medication is approved to treat:
 
  • Malignant melanoma (a type of skin cancer) that has spread to other areas (metastasized)
  • Hodgkin's disease (in combination with other medications).
 
There are also some off-label (unapproved) reasons a healthcare provider may prescribe this medicine, such as treating thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, and certain types of cancer in children.
 
DTIC-Dome works to treat these forms of cancer by killing cancer cells. This medication causes DNA damage, which interferes with the cells' ability to divide and multiply.
 
(Click DTIC-Dome Uses to learn more about using this drug for cancer treatment. This article also offers an expanded list of off-label uses.)
 
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