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A 36-year-old member asked:

Alternatives to vincristine?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
It's chief toxicity: Is neuropathy; it is not myelosuppressive. It suppresses the mitotic spindles made up of fibrillary structural piees siilar tto those that make up axons, nerves. Usually distal numbness and tingling of hands and feet. It is easy to blend with other drugs because its toxicty does not overlap with theirs. The alternative is vinblastine.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What does vincristine do?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Vinca alkaloid: It interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body by binding to tubulin and inhibit microtubule formation in cancer cells and arresting cancer cell growth.

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