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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:
     
     
    Topoisomerase Inhibitors
    A
     
    Opioid analgesic
     
     
     
    (see Melphalan)
     
    Advanced breast cancer
     
     
    Bone mets
     
     
    approved for colon cancer - clinical trials phase for bc
     
    (see Thiotepa)
    B
     
    (see Avastin)
     
     
    Ovarian-suppressing drug
    C
     
     
    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
     
     
    Cooper regimen (CMFVP)
     
    Postmastectomy Lymphedema
     
     
    Alkylating agents slow the growth of cancer cells
     
    Taxanes slow the growth of cancer cells
     
     
    Antineoplastic Agent - slows the growth of cancer cells
    E
    node-positive early breast cancer
     
    F
     
     
    (see Letrozole)
     
    (see Actiq)
     
    (see Neupogen)
    Breast carcinoma - palliative therapy
    G
    (see Neupogen)
     
    Antineoplastic Agents - slows the growth of cancer cells
     
     
      Antineoplastic/Gonadotropin inhibitor reduces estrogen levels - GnRH agonists
     
    Antiemetic - relieves nausea from chemo
    H
    (see Miltex)
     
     
    I
    ICI-182780
    Antiestrogens
     
    (see Thiotepa)
     
    (see Neumega)
     
    Irinotecan
     
    Ironotecan (CPT-11)
    Topoisomerase Inhibitors
    K
    L
    Non-steroidal Aromatase Inhibitor
     
     
    (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
     
    N
    Vinca alkaloids slow the growth of cancer cells
     
     
    Growth factors promote the growth of white blood cells
     
    Kills potentially migratory cancer cells Not Approved - Experimental
     
    Antiestrogens block the activity of estrogen
    O
    Onapristone
    Antiprogestins
     
     
    Antiemetic - relieves nausea from chemo or radiation therapy
     
    (see Neumega)
    P
    Taxanes slow the growth of cancer cells
     
    (see Coumadin)
     
     
    Piroxantrone
    Topoisomerase Inhibitors
     
    (see Cisplatin)
     
    Prednisone
     
    R
    Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM)
     
    (see Vioxx)
     
    S
    (see Neupogen)
     
    (see Melphalan)
     
    Sodium Phosphate P32
    Skeletal metastases (palliation)
     
     
    Targeted radiation - Bone mets
    T
     
    (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
     
    Hydrogels/Wound dressing
     
    Vinca Alkaloid derived from periwinkle plant
     
    (see Navelbine)
     
    Pain medication - withdrawn due to serious side effects
    W
    (see Coumadin)
    X
     
    (see Lidicaine
    Z
     
     
    (see Goserelin)
     
     
    Biophosphonate - bone metastases
     
     

     

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