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What is Mithracin (plicamycin)?

Mithracin (plicamycin) is no longer available in the United States.

Mithracin (plicamycin) is a drug that treats testicular cancer and can be used to treat the hypercalcemia   (elevated blood calcium levels) associated with some late stage cancers. It slows the spread of cancer cells within the body. It should be administered by a doctor or other healthcare professional in a hospital. However, the brand name Mithracin is no longer available in the United States.

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