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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the treatment of diseases such as cancer with drug therapy. Since the 1960's the development and use of drugs has significantly improved the prognosis for some types of cancer. Chemo- means chemicals, for most types of cancer chemotherapy will consist of a number of different drugs, this is known as combination chemotherapy. Chemotherapy may be given in a variety of ways; Intravenously (IV) -into a vein is the most common, Intramuscularly (IM) -injection into a muscle, Orally -by mouth, Subcutaneously (SC) -injection under the skin, Intralesionally (IL) directly into a cancerous area, Intrathecally (IT)-into the fluid around the spine, or Topically -medication will be applied onto the skin.

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Overview: What is Chemotherapy?
Specific Drugs
Oncology Pharmacy

Overview: What is Chemotherapy? (5 links)


Specific Drugs

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Abraxane
Amsacrine
Azacitidine
Bendamustine
Bleomycin
Busulfan
Cabazitaxel
Capecitabine
Carboplatin
Carmustine
Chlorambucil
Cisplatin
Cladribine
Clofarabine
Crisantaspase
Cyclophosphamide
Cytarabine
Dacarbazine
Dactinomycin

Daunorubicin
Docetaxel
Doxorubicin
Epirubicin
Etoposide
Everolimus (Afinitor)
Fludarabine
Fluorouracil
Gemcitabine
Gliadel implants
Hydroxycarbamide
Idarubicin
Ifosfamide
Ipilimumab (Yervoy)
Irinotecan
Leucovorin
Liposomal Daunorubicin
Liposomal Doxorubicin
Lomustine

Melphalan
Mercaptopurine
Mesna
Methotrexate
Mitomycin
Mitotane
Mitoxantrone
Nedaplatin
Nilotinib (Tasigna)
Obinutuzumab (Gazyva)
Oxaliplatin
Paclitaxel
Pamidronate (Aredia)
Pazopanib (Votrient)
Pemetrexed
Pentostatin
Procarbazine
Raltitrexed
Rasburicase

Satraplatin
Streptozocin
Tegafur-uracil
Temozolomide
Temsirolimus (Torisel)
Teniposide
Thiotepa
Tioguanine
Topotecan
Trabectedin
Treosulfan
Vemurafenib (Zelboraf)
Vinblastine
Vincristine
Vindesine
Vinorelbine

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