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Antineoplastic Agent Oratane® / Roaccutane® Adult, Children, Cancer-related

Isotretinoin - What is it for

Isotretinoin is a retinoid, which is a type of Vitamin A. Retinoids are thought to influence the way cells grow and develop and hence have been effective in the treatment of different types of cancer. It has recently been shown to improve survival in patients with neuroblastoma. Isotretinoin is also known as 13-cis-retinoic acid.

  • Updated on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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