Dactinomycin is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Dactinomycin is used to treat different types of cancers that affect the kidneys, uterus, testicles, bones, muscles, joints, and soft tissues. Dactinomycin is also used to treat solid tumors. Dactinomycin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Dactinomycin is also known as actinomycin D and is one of the most abundant actinomycin. Dactinomycin belongs to the antitumor antibiotics drug class. Dactinomycin is isolated from Streptomyces a soil bacteria. Dactinomycin has been used for many years to fight certain types of cancer like Ewing's sarcoma and Wilm's tumor.