|AHFS/Drugs.com||International Drug Names|
|Synonyms||1,2,3,4-Butanetetrol, 1,4-dimethanesulfonate, Threitol 1,4-dimethanesulfonate, Threitol 1,4-bismethanesulfonate; L-Threitol 1,4-bis(methanesulfonate); Ovastat; Threosulphan; Treosulphan; Tresulfan|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||278.30056 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||101.5 to 105 °C (214.7 to 221.0 °F)|
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Treosulfan is a substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents. It has been used mainly as a substitute of busulfan in frail patients, as the side effects and toxicity are supposedly less severe.
- Schmittel A, Schmidt-Hieber M, Martus P, et al. (December 2006). "A randomized phase II trial of gemcitabine plus treosulfan versus treosulfan alone in patients with metastatic uveal melanoma". Ann. Oncol. 17 (12): 1826–9. doi:10.1093/annonc/mdl309. PMID 16971664.
- Treosulfan entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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