This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of hydrazine sulfate in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions.
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The lead reviewer for Hydrazine Sulfate is:
Gordon M. Cragg, PhD
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National Cancer Institute: PDQ® Hydrazine Sulfate. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute. Date last modified <MM/DD/YYYY>. Available at: http://cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/hydrazinesulfate/HealthProfessional. Accessed <MM/DD/YYYY>.
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Last Revised: 2010-09-24
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October 07, 2011
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