Monday, September 15, 2014

Cancer Medications

Information on side effects, interactions, dosage and images of cancer medications. Learn about common treatments for lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and pancreatic cancer, including Gardasil, Navilbine, and Tretinoin.
  • A

    • Alemtuzumab IV

      Alemtuzumab is used to treat a certain type of leukemia (B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia, also known as B-CLL) in patients who have not responded to other cancer chemotherapy drugs (e.g., fludarabine). This medication works by stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Arzerra IV

      Ofatumumab is used to treat a certain type of leukemia (CLL - chronic lymphocytic leukemia) in patients who have not responded to other cancer chemotherapy drugs (such as fludarabine, alemtuzumab). Ofatumumab belongs to a class of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies. This medication works by stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Alimta IV

      Pemetrexed is used to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., lung cancer, mesothelioma). It is a chemotherapy drug that is used alone or in combination with other medications to slow or stop cancer cell growth.

    • Arsenic Trioxide IV

      Arsenic trioxide is used to treat a type of leukemia (acute promyelocytic leukemia-APL) when other types of treatment (e.g., chemotherapy) have not worked well or no longer work.

    • Afinitor Oral

      Everolimus is used to treat kidney cancer. It is also used to treat certain tumors in the brain and certain tumors of the pancreas. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Adrucil IV

      Fluorouracil is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that is used alone or in combination with other medications to slow or stop cancer cell growth.

    • Adcetris IV

      Brentuximab is used to treat certain types of cancers (Hodgkin's lymphoma, systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma). It works by binding to the cancer cells and slowing or stopping their growth. Brentuximab belongs to a class of drugs known as antibody-drug conjugates.

    • Asparaginase Inj

      Asparaginase is used with or without other anticancer (chemotherapy) drugs to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). It works by starving tumor cells of needed nutrients and slowing tumor cell growth.

    • Alkeran Oral

      This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (multiple myeloma, ovarian cancer). Melphalan belongs to a class of drugs known as alkylating agents. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Arranon IV

      This medication is used to treat certain cancers (leukemia, lymphoma). Nelarabine is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Asparaginase (Erwinia Chrysan) IM

      Erwinia asparaginase is used with or without other anticancer (chemotherapy) drugs to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). It works by starving tumor cells of needed nutrients and slowing tumor cell growth.

    • Adriamycin PFS IV

      Doxorubicin is an anthracycline type of chemotherapy that is used alone or with other treatments/medications to treat several different types of cancer. Doxorubicin works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Adriamycin IV

      Doxorubicin is an anthracycline type of chemotherapy that is used alone or with other treatments/medications to treat several different types of cancer. Doxorubicin works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Altretamine Oral

      This medication is used to treat cancer of the ovaries after other treatments have not been successful.

  • B

    • Bendamustine IV

      This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., chronic lymphocytic leukemia-CLL, B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). Bendamustine belongs to a class of cancer chemotherapy drugs known as alkylating agents. It works by killing cancer cells or slowing their growth.

    • Bortezomib IV

      This medication is a cancer chemotherapy drug used to treat certain types of tumors (e.g., multiple myeloma). It blocks certain proteins which helps to slow the growth and spread of the cancer.

    • Brentuximab Vedotin IV

      Brentuximab is used to treat certain types of cancers (Hodgkin's lymphoma, systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma). It works by binding to the cancer cells and slowing or stopping their growth. Brentuximab belongs to a class of drugs known as antibody-drug conjugates.

    • BCG Live IVes

      This medication is used to treat a certain type of bladder cancer (carcinoma in situ-CIS) and prevent it from returning. It is also used to prevent another type of bladder cancer (papillary tumor) from returning after surgery to remove it. This medication works by causing the body's defense system (immune system) to become more active.

    • Busulfan Oral

      Busulfan is used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). It does not cure the disease but helps to control it so that your quality of life is improved.

    • Bleomycin Inj

      Bleomycin is used to treat cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Busulfex IV

      Busulfan is used as a pretreatment for patients who are undergoing stem cell transplant for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).

    • Busulfan IV

      Busulfan is used as a pretreatment for patients who are undergoing stem cell transplant for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).

  • C

    • Campath IV

      Alemtuzumab is used to treat a certain type of leukemia (B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia, also known as B-CLL) in patients who have not responded to other cancer chemotherapy drugs (e.g., fludarabine). This medication works by stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Cisplatin IV

      Cisplatin is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that contains platinum. It is used alone or in combination with other medications to slow or stop cancer cell growth.

    • Cytarabine (PF) Inj

      Cytarabine is used alone or with other medications to treat various types of cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping cancer cell growth.

    • Cytarabine Inj

      Cytarabine is used alone or with other medications to treat various types of cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping cancer cell growth.

    • Cerubidine IV

      Daunorubicin is used to treat leukemia and other cancers. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anthracyclines and works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Cyclophosphamide Oral

      Cyclophosphamide is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping cell growth.

    • Carboplatin IV

      Carboplatin is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that contains platinum. It is used alone or in combination with other medications to slow or stop cancer cell growth.

    • Cladribine IV

      Cladribine is used to treat a certain type of cancer (hairy cell leukemia). It works by stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Cyclophosphamide IV

      Cyclophosphamide is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping cell growth.

    • Caprelsa Oral

      This medication is used to treat thyroid cancer (medullary type) that cannot be removed by surgery or that has spread to other parts of the body. It works by slowing the growth of cancer cells. Vandetanib belongs to a class of drugs known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

    • CeeNU Oral

      This medication is used to treat various types of cancer. Lomustine belongs to a class of drugs known as alkylating agents. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Cervarix Vaccine IM

      This medication is a vaccine used to prevent cancer of the cervix. It is also used to prevent abnormal tissue growth in the cervix that can lead to cancer. These conditions are commonly caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Vaccines work by increasing the body's natural defense (immunity) against the virus.

    • Cosmegen IV

      Dactinomycin is used alone or with other anti-cancer drugs to treat cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Capecitabine Oral

      Capecitabine is used alone or with other treatments/medications to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., of the breast, colon, rectum). It works by slowing or stopping cancer cell growth and by decreasing tumor size.

    • CLOLAR IV

      Clofarabine is used to treat a certain type of cancer (acute lymphoblastic leukemia-ALL) in children and young adults ages 1 to 21 whose cancer has not been successfully treated by at least 2 other treatments. It works by stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Clofarabine IV

      Clofarabine is used to treat a certain type of cancer (acute lymphoblastic leukemia-ALL) in children and young adults ages 1 to 21 whose cancer has not been successfully treated by at least 2 other treatments. It works by stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Carmustine In Polifeprosan Impl

      This medication is used with brain surgery and radiation to treat a certain type of brain tumor ( malignant glioma). It is also used with surgery to treat a type of malignant glioma (glioblastoma multiforme) that comes back.

    • Crizotinib Oral

      Crizotinib is used to treat lung cancer that is advanced or has spread to other parts of the body. It is used for lung cancers that have a certain type of abnormal "ALK" gene. Crizotinib works by slowing or stopping the growth of lung cancer cells. It belongs to a class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors.

    • Chlorambucil Oral

      This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., leukemia, lymphoma). Chlorambucil is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping cell growth.

  • D

    • Daunorubicin IV

      Daunorubicin is used to treat leukemia and other cancers. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anthracyclines and works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Depo-Provera IM

      This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (such as uterine cancer). Medroxyprogesterone is like a natural hormone called progesterone made by the body. It is usually used with or after other treatments (such as radiation, surgery). Medroxyprogesterone may prevent or slow the worsening of the cancer and decrease pain and other symptoms.

    • Dasatinib Oral

      This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (chronic myeloid leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Denileukin Diftitox IV

      Denileukin diftitox is used to treat a certain type of cancer (cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, also known as CTCL) in patients whose cancer keeps returning or in patients who have not responded to other cancer chemotherapy treatment. It works by killing certain blood/cancer cells from your immune system (e.g., B cells, T cells).

    • Doxil IV

      Liposomal doxorubicin is an anthracycline-type chemotherapy drug that is used alone or with other treatments/medications to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., ovarian cancer, AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma, multiple myeloma). It works by slowing or stopping cancer cell growth.

    • Doxorubicin Liposomal IV

      Liposomal doxorubicin is an anthracycline-type chemotherapy drug that is used alone or with other treatments/medications to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., ovarian cancer, AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma, multiple myeloma). It works by slowing or stopping cancer cell growth.

    • Dactinomycin IV

      Dactinomycin is used alone or with other anti-cancer drugs to treat cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Doxorubicin IV

      Doxorubicin is an anthracycline type of chemotherapy that is used alone or with other treatments/medications to treat several different types of cancer. Doxorubicin works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

  • E

    • Etoposide IV

      Etoposide is used alone or in combination with other chemotherapies to treat testicular cancer that has not responded to other treatment and small cell lung cancer. Etoposide works by slowing cancer cell growth. It is also commonly known as VP-16.

    • Etopophos IV

      Etoposide is used alone or in combination with other chemotherapies to treat testicular cancer that has not responded to other treatment and small cell lung cancer. Etoposide works by slowing cancer cell growth. It is also commonly known as VP-16.

    • Etoposide Phosphate IV

      Etoposide is used alone or in combination with other chemotherapies to treat testicular cancer that has not responded to other treatment and small cell lung cancer. Etoposide works by slowing cancer cell growth. It is also commonly known as VP-16.

    • Everolimus Oral

      Everolimus is used to treat kidney cancer. It is also used to treat certain tumors in the brain and certain tumors of the pancreas. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Elspar Inj

      Asparaginase is used with or without other anticancer (chemotherapy) drugs to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). It works by starving tumor cells of needed nutrients and slowing tumor cell growth.

    • Erwinaze IM

      Erwinia asparaginase is used with or without other anticancer (chemotherapy) drugs to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). It works by starving tumor cells of needed nutrients and slowing tumor cell growth.

    • Erlotinib Oral

      This medication is used to treat lung cancer. Erlotinib is used after other chemotherapy drugs have not been effective. It works by slowing cancer cell growth.

    • Etoposide Oral

      Etoposide is used alone or in combination with other chemotherapies to treat certain forms of cancer (e.g., small cell lung cancer). Etoposide works by slowing cancer cell growth. It is also commonly known as VP-16.

  • F

    • Fluorouracil IV

      Fluorouracil is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that is used alone or in combination with other medications to slow or stop cancer cell growth.

    • Floxuridine Inj

      Floxuridine is used to treat certain types of stomach/intestinal cancer that have spread to the liver. It is a chemotherapy drug that is used to slow or stop cancer cell growth.

    • Fludarabine IV

      This medication is used to treat leukemia and other cancers. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Fludara IV

      This medication is used to treat leukemia and other cancers. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

  • G

    • Gleevec Oral

      This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., chronic myeloid leukemia, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases). Imatinib works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells (tumors). It also works by causing cancer cells to die.

    • Gefitinib Oral

      Gefitinib is used to treat lung cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. Gefitinib blocks a certain protein (an enzyme called tyrosine kinase).

    • Gliadel Wafer Impl

      This medication is used with brain surgery and radiation to treat a certain type of brain tumor ( malignant glioma). It is also used with surgery to treat a type of malignant glioma (glioblastoma multiforme) that comes back.

    • Gardasil IM

      This medication is a vaccine used to prevent cancer of the anus, abnormal tissue growth of the anus, or genital warts. In girls and women, it is also used to prevent cancer of the cervix/vagina/vulva and abnormal tissue growth in these areas that can lead to cancer. These conditions are commonly caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Vaccines work by increasing the body's natural defense (immunity) against the virus.

  • H

    • Hycamtin IV

      This medication is used to treat cancer of the ovaries or lungs when other treatments have not been successful. It is also used with another medication (cisplatin) to treat cancer of the cervix.

    • Human Papillomv Vacc, Bvl (PF) IM

      This medication is a vaccine used to prevent cancer of the cervix. It is also used to prevent abnormal tissue growth in the cervix that can lead to cancer. These conditions are commonly caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Vaccines work by increasing the body's natural defense (immunity) against the virus.

    • Hexalen Oral

      This medication is used to treat cancer of the ovaries after other treatments have not been successful.

    • Hycamtin Oral

      This medication is used to treat small cell lung cancer. It works by killing cancer cells or slowing their growth.

    • H Papillomavirus Vac,Qval (PF) IM

      This medication is a vaccine used to prevent cancer of the anus, abnormal tissue growth of the anus, or genital warts. In girls and women, it is also used to prevent cancer of the cervix/vagina/vulva and abnormal tissue growth in these areas that can lead to cancer. These conditions are commonly caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Vaccines work by increasing the body's natural defense (immunity) against the virus.

  • I

    • Imatinib Oral

      This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., chronic myeloid leukemia, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases). Imatinib works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells (tumors). It also works by causing cancer cells to die.

    • IRESSA Oral

      Gefitinib is used to treat lung cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. Gefitinib blocks a certain protein (an enzyme called tyrosine kinase).

    • Idarubicin IV

      Idarubicin is used to treat a certain type of cancer (leukemia). It belongs to a class of drugs known as anthracyclines and works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Idamycin PFS IV

      Idarubicin is used to treat a certain type of cancer (leukemia). It belongs to a class of drugs known as anthracyclines and works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Ifosfamide IV

      Ifosfamide is used to treat various cancers (such as testicular cancer). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Ifex IV

      Ifosfamide is used to treat various cancers (such as testicular cancer). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Istodax IV

      Romidepsin is used to treat a certain type of cancer (CTCL-cutaneous T-cell lymphoma). Romidepsin works by stopping the growth of cancer cells.

  • J

  • K

    • Kit For Indium-111-Ibritumomab IV

      This medication is combined with certain radioactive substances (Indium-111, Yttrium-90) and used along with rituximab to treat a certain type of cancer (B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma) in patients whose cancer has returned or has not responded to other treatments. Ibritumomab tiuxetan and rituximab are known as monoclonal antibodies. They work by killing certain blood and cancer cells from your immune system (B cells). Yttrium-90 helps kill the cancer cells, and Indium-111 helps to show how the medication is spread throughout the body (imaging studies).

    • Kit For Yttrium-90-Ibritumomab IV

      This medication is combined with certain radioactive substances (Indium-111, Yttrium-90) and used along with rituximab to treat a certain type of cancer (B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma) in patients whose cancer has returned or has not responded to other treatments. Ibritumomab tiuxetan and rituximab are known as monoclonal antibodies. They work by killing certain blood and cancer cells from your immune system (B cells). Yttrium-90 helps kill the cancer cells, and Indium-111 helps to show how the medication is spread throughout the body (imaging studies).

  • L

    • Leustatin IV

      Cladribine is used to treat a certain type of cancer (hairy cell leukemia). It works by stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Lysodren Oral

      Mitotane is used to treat cancer of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands produce hormones, which are needed by the body to deal with stress, fight infection, and maintain normal functions such as blood pressure. Certain cancers cause the adrenal glands to produce too much cortisol and other hormones, causing a certain serious condition (Cushing's syndrome). Too much of these hormones can cause many problems such as blood pressure changes, weight changes, muscle/bone weakness, thinning skin, and diabetes. Mitotane works by killing or slowing the growth of adrenal gland cells and also reverses the side effects caused by too much hormone production.

    • Lomustine Oral

      This medication is used to treat various types of cancer. Lomustine belongs to a class of drugs known as alkylating agents. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Leukeran Oral

      This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., leukemia, lymphoma). Chlorambucil is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping cell growth.

  • M

    • Mustargen Inj

      Meclorethamine is used to treat various types of cancer (e.g., Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Mechlorethamine Inj

      Meclorethamine is used to treat various types of cancer (e.g., Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Medroxyprogesterone IM

      This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (such as uterine cancer). Medroxyprogesterone is like a natural hormone called progesterone made by the body. It is usually used with or after other treatments (such as radiation, surgery). Medroxyprogesterone may prevent or slow the worsening of the cancer and decrease pain and other symptoms.

    • Mitotane Oral

      Mitotane is used to treat cancer of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands produce hormones, which are needed by the body to deal with stress, fight infection, and maintain normal functions such as blood pressure. Certain cancers cause the adrenal glands to produce too much cortisol and other hormones, causing a certain serious condition (Cushing's syndrome). Too much of these hormones can cause many problems such as blood pressure changes, weight changes, muscle/bone weakness, thinning skin, and diabetes. Mitotane works by killing or slowing the growth of adrenal gland cells and also reverses the side effects caused by too much hormone production.

    • Matulane Oral

      Procarbazine is an alkylating chemotherapy drug used along with other chemotherapy drugs to treat Hodgkin's disease (also known as Hodgkin's lymphoma). It works by preventing cancer cells from growing and from creating new cancer cells. Because procarbazine also affects the growth of normal body cells, you will most likely experience side effects while using this drug.

    • Myleran Oral

      Busulfan is used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). It does not cure the disease but helps to control it so that your quality of life is improved.

    • Melphalan Oral

      This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (multiple myeloma, ovarian cancer). Melphalan belongs to a class of drugs known as alkylating agents. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Mercaptopurine Oral

      This medication is used with other drugs to treat a certain type of cancer (acute lymphocytic leukemia). Mercaptopurine belongs to a class of drugs known as purine antagonists. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Mitomycin IV

      Mitomycin is used with other drugs to treat various types of cancer (such as stomach/pancreas cancer). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

  • N

    • Nipent IV

      Pentostatin is used to treat a certain type of cancer (hairy cell leukemia). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Nilotinib Oral

      Nilotinib is used to treat a certain type of blood cancer (chronic myelogenous leukemia-CML). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Nexavar Oral

      This medication is used to treat kidney or liver cancer. Sorafenib stops or slows the growth of cancer cells (tumors). It also works by slowing the growth of new blood vessels within the tumor.

    • Nelarabine IV

      This medication is used to treat certain cancers (leukemia, lymphoma). Nelarabine is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Navelbine IV

      Vinorelbine is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping cancer cell growth.

  • O

    • Oncaspar Inj

      This medication is usually used with other anti-cancer (chemotherapy) drugs to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), especially in patients who are allergic to L-asparaginase. It works by starving tumor cells of a certain amino acid (asparagine), causing the tumor cells to die.

    • Ofatumumab IV

      Ofatumumab is used to treat a certain type of leukemia (CLL - chronic lymphocytic leukemia) in patients who have not responded to other cancer chemotherapy drugs (such as fludarabine, alemtuzumab). Ofatumumab belongs to a class of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies. This medication works by stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Ontak IV

      Denileukin diftitox is used to treat a certain type of cancer (cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, also known as CTCL) in patients whose cancer keeps returning or in patients who have not responded to other cancer chemotherapy treatment. It works by killing certain blood/cancer cells from your immune system (e.g., B cells, T cells).

    • Onxol IV

      Paclitaxel is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a cancer chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping cancer cell growth.

  • P

    • Pegaspargase Inj

      This medication is usually used with other anti-cancer (chemotherapy) drugs to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), especially in patients who are allergic to L-asparaginase. It works by starving tumor cells of a certain amino acid (asparagine), causing the tumor cells to die.

    • Pazopanib Oral

      Pazopanib is used to treat kidney cancer. It belongs to a class of drugs known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Pazopanib works by decreasing the blood supply to the cancer tumor to slow tumor growth.

    • Pentostatin IV

      Pentostatin is used to treat a certain type of cancer (hairy cell leukemia). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Pemetrexed IV

      Pemetrexed is used to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., lung cancer, mesothelioma). It is a chemotherapy drug that is used alone or in combination with other medications to slow or stop cancer cell growth.

    • Procarbazine Oral

      Procarbazine is an alkylating chemotherapy drug used along with other chemotherapy drugs to treat Hodgkin's disease (also known as Hodgkin's lymphoma). It works by preventing cancer cells from growing and from creating new cancer cells. Because procarbazine also affects the growth of normal body cells, you will most likely experience side effects while using this drug.

    • Purinethol Oral

      This medication is used with other drugs to treat a certain type of cancer (acute lymphocytic leukemia). Mercaptopurine belongs to a class of drugs known as purine antagonists. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Paclitaxel IV

      Paclitaxel is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a cancer chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping cancer cell growth.

  • Q

  • R

    • Romidepsin IV

      Romidepsin is used to treat a certain type of cancer (CTCL-cutaneous T-cell lymphoma). Romidepsin works by stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Rituximab IV

      Rituximab is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). It is a type of medication called a monoclonal antibody. It works by attaching to certain blood cells from your immune system (B cells) and killing them. It is also used with other monoclonal antibodies and radioactive drugs to treat certain cancers.

    • Rituxan IV

      Rituximab is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). It is a type of medication called a monoclonal antibody. It works by attaching to certain blood cells from your immune system (B cells) and killing them. It is also used with other monoclonal antibodies and radioactive drugs to treat certain cancers.

  • S

    • sorafenib Oral

      This medication is used to treat kidney or liver cancer. Sorafenib stops or slows the growth of cancer cells (tumors). It also works by slowing the growth of new blood vessels within the tumor.

    • Sprycel Oral

      This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (chronic myeloid leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Shark Fin Cartilage Oral

      Shark cartilage has been used for cancer. However, this product has not been found to be effective when used for cancer. If you have cancer or think you may have cancer, consult your doctor immediately for more details and for proper treatment of your condition. Using this product alone without proper medical care for your condition may cause serious (possibly fatal) health problems.

    • shark Cartilage Oral

      Shark cartilage has been used for cancer. However, this product has not been found to be effective when used for cancer. If you have cancer or think you may have cancer, consult your doctor immediately for more details and for proper treatment of your condition. Using this product alone without proper medical care for your condition may cause serious (possibly fatal) health problems.

    • Sharkilage Oral

      Shark cartilage has been used for cancer. However, this product has not been found to be effective when used for cancer. If you have cancer or think you may have cancer, consult your doctor immediately for more details and for proper treatment of your condition. Using this product alone without proper medical care for your condition may cause serious (possibly fatal) health problems.

    • Sutent Oral

      This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (kidney, pancreas, and intestinal). Sunitinib works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer tumors. It also works by slowing the growth of new blood vessels within the tumor.

    • sunitinib Oral

      This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (kidney, pancreas, and intestinal). Sunitinib works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer tumors. It also works by slowing the growth of new blood vessels within the tumor.

  • T

    • Toposar IV

      Etoposide is used alone or in combination with other chemotherapies to treat testicular cancer that has not responded to other treatment and small cell lung cancer. Etoposide works by slowing cancer cell growth. It is also commonly known as VP-16.

    • Treanda IV

      This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., chronic lymphocytic leukemia-CLL, B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). Bendamustine belongs to a class of cancer chemotherapy drugs known as alkylating agents. It works by killing cancer cells or slowing their growth.

    • Tasigna Oral

      Nilotinib is used to treat a certain type of blood cancer (chronic myelogenous leukemia-CML). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Trisenox IV

      Arsenic trioxide is used to treat a type of leukemia (acute promyelocytic leukemia-APL) when other types of treatment (e.g., chemotherapy) have not worked well or no longer work.

    • Topotecan IV

      This medication is used to treat cancer of the ovaries or lungs when other treatments have not been successful. It is also used with another medication (cisplatin) to treat cancer of the cervix.

    • Tretinoin (Chemotherapy) Oral

      Tretinoin is used with other medications (e.g., chemotherapy) to treat a certain type of cancer of the white blood cells (APL-acute promyelocytic leukemia). APL is a disease of too many white blood cells that do not mature or function properly. This medication is used to lessen the signs and severity of this disease (induce remission). Further treatment after remission will be determined by your doctor. Tretinoin works by promoting the growth of normal, mature cells in the bone marrow and blood. This medication helps to reverse symptoms of APL such as infections, tiredness, and bleeding. Tretinoin is related to vitamin A.

    • Tabloid Oral

      This medication is used along with other drugs to treat a certain type of cancer (acute nonlymphocytic leukemia). Thioguanine belongs to a class of drugs known as purine antagonists. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Thioguanine Oral

      This medication is used along with other drugs to treat a certain type of cancer (acute nonlymphocytic leukemia). Thioguanine belongs to a class of drugs known as purine antagonists. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Tice BCG IVes

      This medication is used to treat a certain type of bladder cancer (carcinoma in situ-CIS) and prevent it from returning. It is also used to prevent another type of bladder cancer (papillary tumor) from returning after surgery to remove it. This medication works by causing the body's defense system (immune system) to become more active.

    • Theracys IVes

      This medication is used to treat a certain type of bladder cancer (carcinoma in situ-CIS) and prevent it from returning. It is also used to prevent another type of bladder cancer (papillary tumor) from returning after surgery to remove it. This medication works by causing the body's defense system (immune system) to become more active.

    • Teniposide IV

      This medication is used with other anti-cancer drugs to treat leukemia and certain cancers. Teniposide works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Temodar IV

      This medication is used to treat certain types of brain cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that works by stopping the growth of cancer cells. In some patients, temozolomide decreases the size of brain tumors.

    • Temozolomide IV

      This medication is used to treat certain types of brain cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that works by stopping the growth of cancer cells. In some patients, temozolomide decreases the size of brain tumors.

    • Thiotepa Inj

      Thiotepa is used to treat cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. Thiotepa is often given into the bladder to treat bladder cancer.

    • Tarceva Oral

      This medication is used to treat lung cancer. Erlotinib is used after other chemotherapy drugs have not been effective. It works by slowing cancer cell growth.

    • Temozolomide Oral

      This medication is used to treat certain types of brain cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing cancer cell growth. In some patients, temozolomide decreases the size of brain tumors.

    • Temodar Oral

      This medication is used to treat certain types of brain cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing cancer cell growth. In some patients, temozolomide decreases the size of brain tumors.

    • Torisel IV

      This medication is used to treat kidney cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Temsirolimus IV

      This medication is used to treat kidney cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Topotecan Oral

      This medication is used to treat small cell lung cancer. It works by killing cancer cells or slowing their growth.

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    • Votrient Oral

      Pazopanib is used to treat kidney cancer. It belongs to a class of drugs known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Pazopanib works by decreasing the blood supply to the cancer tumor to slow tumor growth.

    • Vorinostat Oral

      Vorinostat is used to treat a certain type of cancer (CTCL-cutaneous T-cell lymphoma). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • VELCADE IV

      This medication is a cancer chemotherapy drug used to treat certain types of tumors (e.g., multiple myeloma). It blocks certain proteins which helps to slow the growth and spread of the cancer.

    • Valrubicin IVes

      Valrubicin is used to treat bladder cancer. The usual treatment for bladder cancer is surgery. However, if you and your doctor decide that the risk of surgery is greater than its benefit or that surgery may be delayed, this medication may be used as part of your treatment.

    • Valstar IVes

      Valrubicin is used to treat bladder cancer. The usual treatment for bladder cancer is surgery. However, if you and your doctor decide that the risk of surgery is greater than its benefit or that surgery may be delayed, this medication may be used as part of your treatment.

    • Vincristine IV

      Vincristine is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a cancer chemotherapy drug that is usually used with other chemotherapy drugs to slow or stop cancer cell growth.

    • Vandetanib Oral

      This medication is used to treat thyroid cancer (medullary type) that cannot be removed by surgery or that has spread to other parts of the body. It works by slowing the growth of cancer cells. Vandetanib belongs to a class of drugs known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

    • Vumon IV

      This medication is used with other anti-cancer drugs to treat leukemia and certain cancers. Teniposide works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Vinblastine IV

      Vinblastine is used to treat cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Vinorelbine IV

      Vinorelbine is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping cancer cell growth.

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    • Xeloda Oral

      Capecitabine is used alone or with other treatments/medications to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., of the breast, colon, rectum). It works by slowing or stopping cancer cell growth and by decreasing tumor size.

    • Xalkori Oral

      Crizotinib is used to treat lung cancer that is advanced or has spread to other parts of the body. It is used for lung cancers that have a certain type of abnormal "ALK" gene. Crizotinib works by slowing or stopping the growth of lung cancer cells. It belongs to a class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors.

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    • Zolinza Oral

      Vorinostat is used to treat a certain type of cancer (CTCL-cutaneous T-cell lymphoma). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    • Zevalin (Y-90) IV

      This medication is combined with certain radioactive substances (Indium-111, Yttrium-90) and used along with rituximab to treat a certain type of cancer (B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma) in patients whose cancer has returned or has not responded to other treatments. Ibritumomab tiuxetan and rituximab are known as monoclonal antibodies. They work by killing certain blood and cancer cells from your immune system (B cells). Yttrium-90 helps kill the cancer cells, and Indium-111 helps to show how the medication is spread throughout the body (imaging studies).

    • Zevalin (In-111) IV

      This medication is combined with certain radioactive substances (Indium-111, Yttrium-90) and used along with rituximab to treat a certain type of cancer (B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma) in patients whose cancer has returned or has not responded to other treatments. Ibritumomab tiuxetan and rituximab are known as monoclonal antibodies. They work by killing certain blood and cancer cells from your immune system (B cells). Yttrium-90 helps kill the cancer cells, and Indium-111 helps to show how the medication is spread throughout the body (imaging studies).

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