Cancer Drugs (Drugs: the Straight Facts) by Judy Matray-devoti

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By Judy Matray-devoti

Because the days of the Greek health care provider Hippocrates, who named benign tumors oncos and malignant tumors carcinos, melanoma has been a feared affliction, mostly since it is so tricky to regard. even if radiation, chemotherapy, and different remedies have helped store the lives of numerous sufferers, leading edge new medications carry out much more wish for curing or even fighting melanoma. From abarelix to zoledronic acid, here's a accomplished examine sorts of oncology therapy medications and the way they paintings. an incredible source for scholar studies, melanoma medications comprises full-color photos, informative case stories, charts and diagrams, and a bibliography.

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Thioguanine is close in chemical structure to mercaptopurine. It is also given orally. It is approved for use in combination therapy for nonlymphocytic leukemia. 45 46 CANCER DRUGS CAN CANCER CELLS RESIST THERAPY? Cancer cells can resist therapy. When this happens, a tumor that originally responded to therapy may start to grow again. Resistance is not fully understood, but it may result from a kind of selective breeding. In Chapter 1, cancer cells were described as being able to keep dividing even when their DNA is damaged.

The platinum is highly reactive and readily forms bonds with parts of the DNA molecule. Remember that like other cancer drugs, these alkylating agents will affect all cells in the body. Cisplatin was the first of the platinum compounds found to be active against cancer. This drug may be best known as being part of the treatment regimen for Lance Armstrong, the champion bicycle rider who not only won the grueling Tour de France seven times, but also won his fight against testicular cancer. It is approved for use in advanced testicular, ovarian, SIDE EFFECT OR ADVERSE EFFECT?

NITROSOUREAS Nitrosoureas include carmustine (BCNU), lomustine (CCNU), and streptozocin. They have a chemical structure derived from the nitrogen mustards. Carmustine is used to treat multiple myeloma and certain lymphomas when given by injection. 8 Busulfan contains a chain of carbon atoms connected to the oxygen-sulfur group. carmustine is used to treat brain tumors. A thin wafer of a polymer material is saturated with carmustine and the wafer is implanted directly into the brain near the tumor.

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