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Active substance: Topotecan
Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline

Extract from the prescribing information:

"Bone marrow suppression (primarily neutropenia) is the dose-limiting toxicity of HYCAMTIN."

"Carcinogenicity testing of topotecan has not been performed. Topotecan, however, is known to be genotoxic to mammalian cells and is a probable carcinogen."

The above has been extracted from the Hycamtin prescribing information on the GlaxoSmithKline webpages.