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Drugs & Treatment Protocols

These are drugs that are used in treating breast cancer and the side effects associated with treatment. To learn more about a specific drug just click on the name to go to the information sheet. Included on the information page are explanation of uses, how it works, side effects, related resources and other important information.


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Drug
Used for:
 
(see Fluorouracil)
 
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
A
AC
 
Opioid analgesic
 
(see Doxorubicin)
 
(see Fluorouracil)
 
(see Melphalan)
 
Advanced breast cancer
 
(see Exemestane)
 
Bone mets
 
(see Anastrozole)
 
approved for colon cancer - clinical trials phase for bc
 
(see Thiotepa)
B
(see Carmustine)
 
(see Avastin)
 
(see Carmustine)
 
Ovarian-suppressing drug
C
CA
 
CAF
 
Interferes with the growth of cancer cells
 
Platinum-containing compounds slow the growth of cancer cells
 
Antineoplastic alkylating agent usually used in combination (STAMP I)
 
(see Cisplatin)
 
Pain
 
CMF
 
Cooper regimen (CMFVP)
 
Postmastectomy Lymphedema
 
CTX
 
Alkylating agents slow the growth of cancer cells
 
Taxanes slow the growth of cancer cells
 
(see Doxorubicin)
 
Antineoplastic Agent - slows the growth of cancer cells
E
node-positive early breast cancer
 
(see Epirubicin)
F
(see Toremifene)
 
FEC
 
(see Letrozole)
 
(see Actiq)
 
(see Neupogen)
Breast carcinoma - palliative therapy
G
(see Neupogen)
 
Antineoplastic Agents - slows the growth of cancer cells
 
(see Carmustine)
 
  Antineoplastic/Gonadotropin inhibitor reduces estrogen levels - GnRH agonists
 
Antiemetic - relieves nausea from chemo
H
(see Miltex)
 
(see Doxorubicin)
 
(see Doxorubicin)
I
ICI-182780
Antiestrogens
 
(see Thiotepa)
 
(see Neumega)
 
Irinotecan
 
Ironotecan (CPT-11)
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
K
(see Granisetron)
(see Granisetron)
L
Non-steroidal Aromatase Inhibitor
 
(see Doxorubicin)
 
(see Melphalan)
 
(see Neupogen)
 
Leuprolide
Antineoplastic/Gonadotropin inhibitor reduces estrogen levels - GnRH agonists
M
 
Similar to progesterone, how megestrol prevents cancer cell growth or stimulates appetite is not understood.
 
Alkylating agents slow the growth of cancer cells
 
Antineoplastic/Alkylating agent
 
Mifepristone
Antiprogestins
 
Mitoxantrone
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
 
MTX
N
Vinca alkaloids slow the growth of cancer cells
 
 
Growth factors promote the growth of white blood cells
 
Nitidine Analog
Kills potentially migratory cancer cells Not Approved - Experimental
 
Antiestrogens block the activity of estrogen
O
Onapristone
Antiprogestins
 
(see Vincristine)
 
Antiemetic - relieves nausea from chemo or radiation therapy
 
(see Neumega)
P
Taxanes slow the growth of cancer cells
 
(see Coumadin)
 
(see Carboplatin)
 
Piroxantrone
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
 
(see Cisplatin)
 
Prednisone
 
R
Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM)
 
(see Vioxx)
 
(see Doxorubicin)
S
(see Neupogen)
 
(see Melphalan)
 
Sodium Phosphate P32
Skeletal metastases (palliation)
 
 
STR
Targeted radiation - Bone mets
T
 TaxolT
(see Paclitaxel)
 
(see Docetaxel)
 
Teslac/Testolactone
Bristol Myers Squibb/Breast carcinoma- advanced (palliative)
 
Brain mets
 
Alkylating agents slow the growth of cancer cells
 
Topotecan
 
Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM)
V
(see Vinblastine)
 
Hydrogels/Wound dressing
 
Vinca Alkaloid derived from periwinkle plant
 
(see Navelbine)
 
Pain medication - withdrawn due to serious side effects
W
(see Coumadin)
X
(see Capecitabine)
 
(see Lidicaine
Z
(see Dexrazoxane)
 
(see Ondansetron)
 
(see Goserelin)
 
 
Biophosphonate - bone metastases
 
 

 

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