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.)