An antibiotic isolated from Streptomyces caespitosus and S. lavendulae, used as a chemotherapeutic drug in bladder, oesophageal, and breast cancer. Crosslinks DNA and inhibits DNA synthesis. Mitomycin-treated cells are sometimes used as feeder layers.
http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/drugdictionary.aspx?CdrID=42674 Entry in National Cancer Institute Drug Dictionary.
Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.