Last Updated on Jul 10, 2020

Types of Chemotherapy Drugs

Several types of chemotherapeutic drugs are employed to treat cancer. They function by inhibiting cell division.

Chemotherapeutic drugs may be be classified as follows -

  • Alkylating agents
  • Anti-metabolites
  • Plant alkaloids and terpenoids
  • Podophyllotoxin
  • Taxanes
  • Topoisomerase inhibitors
  • Antitumour antibiotics (L01D)
  • Monoclonal antibodies

Chemotherapy - References:

  1. MacDiarmid J.A. et al. (2007)
  2. "Bacterially Derived 400 nm Particles for Encapsulation and Cancer Cell Targeting of Chemotherapeutics" Cancer Cell 11, 431-445, May 2007

Comments

Anainesem Monday, April 8, 2013

Sorry butch there was also an other mas called Roberto Aquiles Estévez that thought the use of chemotherapy all over the world...

dorinda Sunday, June 24, 2012

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mini123 Friday, April 27, 2012

thanks for info

CarolynSue Monday, August 22, 2011

Why wouldnt you use Chemo?

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