2015 Antineoplastics

Treatment options

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Breast cancer treatment is an excellent example of successful postsurgical adjuvant chemotherapy. Even in patients with metastatic disease, combination chemotherapy has been found to induce remissions in up to 50-80% of patients, with anthracycline-containing regimens (e.g., DOXORUBICIN) considered to be the standard of care.

Example test questionBreast cancer chemotherapy includes drugs with 7 of the 8 general mechanisms of action, that are typically given in combination. The following drugs are commonly used:


which may be combined with these agents:

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