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Types of Chemotherapy Drugs

Last Updated on Jul 10, 2020
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Types of Chemotherapy Drugs

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

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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

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Anainesem

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

dorinda

is it safe to have oral sex durning chemo treatments, my wife has treatment every three weeks

mini123

thanks for info

CarolynSue

Why wouldnt you use Chemo?

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