An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antitumor antibiotics. It is also a type of anthracycline chemotherapy. Adriamycin (chemical name: doxorubicin), Doxil (chemical name: doxorubicin), Ellence (chemical name: epirubicin), and mitoxantrone (brand name: Novantrone) are other anthracyclines.
Read more about daunorubicin (brand names: Cerubidine, DaunoXome).
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