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Dr. Gabriel Haddad
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Mitomycin (Overview)

Mitomycin is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) chemotherapy?

Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) chemotherapy?

Yes.: Generic name of Cytoxan is cyclophosphamide. It is a drug commonly used to treat a variety of cancers, but may also be used to treat some autoimmune disorders, such as lupus. ...Read more

Dr. Gabriel Haddad
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Mitomycin (Overview)

Mitomycin is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a kind of cancer drug.


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How long does it take for the effects of mitomycin to kick in?

How long does it take for the  effects of mitomycin to kick in?

When does it kick in: Unpredictable. It is for adeocarcinoma of certian organs and should be taken every 6 weeks. Lets hope it helps but ask you oncologist if it is working or not. ...Read more

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How is chemo drug - docetaxel (taxotere)?

How is chemo drug - docetaxel (taxotere)?

?: Sorry but your question makes no sense. What do you want to know about docetaxel? ...Read more

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Is mitomycin c effective in treating cancer?

Is mitomycin c effective in treating cancer?

Yes: The mitomycins are a family of aziridine-products isolated from Streptomyces caespitosus or Streptomyces lavendulae. One of these compounds, mitomycin C, is very useful as a chemotherapeutic agent . It is given IV to treat esophageal, anal and breast cancers, as well as by bladder instillation for superficial bladder tumors. In combo with RT it can be very effective. ...Read more

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What are interferon alpha-2a and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegasys)?

What are interferon alpha-2a and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegasys)?

2 versions 1 drug: They are the same drug except that the pegylation makes that drug longer acting, so it can be given less often. ...Read more

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Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma .Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine without improv.I'm 64 y?

Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma .Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine without improv.I'm 64 y?

There are new agents: There are several new agents for this disease. It is uncommon and you need a good assessment of the status of both your disease and your ability to take treatment. There are oral agents, antibodies, drugs like velcade (bortezomib) that might be helpful. I would suggest an evaluation by an oncologist who is familiar with this disease. ...Read more

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What's the difference between taxol. Taxotere (docetaxel)?

Same class,diff drug: Both Taxol (paclitaxel) and taxotere (docetaxel) (docetaxol) are of the class of cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs known as taxanes. They are different chemicals with different pharmacokinetics and side effect profiles but tend to be used in the same disease areas. There is much debate as to whether one or the other is "better" or "more effective" in a certain disease. ...Read more

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Etoposide chemotherapy IV vs oral, what is the difference?

Etoposide chemotherapy IV vs oral, what is the difference?

Commonly used IV: Etoposide is most effective when used Intravenously. Oral use required several days of therapy and offeres little advantage . So it is rarely used in modern oncology(It became popular for a few years in the 1990s. I no longer use it at all.. ...Read more

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How does Taxol (paclitaxel) treat cancer?

How does Taxol (paclitaxel) treat cancer?

Inhibits division: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a chemotherapy drug that inhibits microtubules. This ends up inhibiting cell replication thereby making it difficult for cancer cells to continue dividing. ...Read more

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Glatiramer acetate (copaxone) vs. Interferon?

See answer below: Both are used in rrms with similar efficacy levels. Copaxone (glatiramer) does not need blood monitoring and is administered as a subcutaneous sc injection daily. Side effects include injection site reactions. Interferons need lab work monitoring, can be a weekly injection into a muscle (avonex), every other day sc (betaseron) or three times a week sc (rebif). Most commo side effects include flu-like symptoms. ...Read more

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Long term after effect of pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) interferon?

Usually none: Most, if not all side effects usually resolve over 4-6 weeks. Rarely, some autoimmune conditions such as alopecia (loss of hair) if precipitated may not reverse. ...Read more

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What is Gemzar (gemcitabine)?

What is Gemzar (gemcitabine)?

Gemzar (gemcitabine): "Gemzar is used to treat cancers of the pancreas, lung, ovary, and breast. See: http://www.drugs.com/gemzar.html ...Read more

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Infergen use after pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) failure appropriate?

Infergen use after pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) failure appropriate?

Not really: I am assuming you are asking about hepatits c treatment. Infergen is an old type of interferon. Data suggest that Infergen has little or no benefit after Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) failure. There are new oral medications. These medications (pills) along with Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) and Ribavirin has very good response rate, if you are infected with type i hepatitis c virus. Response rate is doubled from previous treatment. ...Read more

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Why etoposide administered before ifosfamide in chemotherapy ?

Why etoposide administered before ifosfamide in chemotherapy ?

NO SPECIFIC REASON: Here are 3 possible reasons: 1) Most clinical trials use this sequence, although it has been given after in other studies as well 2) Etoposide is a shorter infusion 1-2 hours, Ifosfamide typically hours to 24 hrs, requiring monitoring of urine 3) Giving etoposide 1st also allows opportunity to give IV hydration prior to ifosfamide ...Read more

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Is the chemo drug, docetaxel (taxotere) a carboplatin based duplex ?

Is the chemo drug, docetaxel (taxotere) a carboplatin based duplex ?

YES DOUBLET: Taxotere (docetaxel) + carboplatin: is a combination regimen used in certain cancers like lung, ovary and breast (with herceptin). ...Read more

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Can doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) treat multiple myeloma?

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Can doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) treat multiple myeloma?

Yes: Yes, Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) can be used to treat multiple myeloma. Discuss further in detail with your oncologist -whether the chemotherapy would be appropriate for your case. ...Read more

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Is rytuxin considered chemothrapy?

Is rytuxin considered chemothrapy?

Yes & no: Technically it is a monoclonal antibody used in autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, but it is also used like chemotherapy in treating non-hodgkin lymphoma & dc20+ cll (chronic lymphocytic leukemia). ...Read more

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What is Adriamycin (doxorubicin) used for?

What is Adriamycin (doxorubicin) used for?

Adriamycin (doxorubicin): Adriamycin (doxorubicin) is a medication used for the treatment of cancer. ...Read more

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Mutamycin (Definition)

Mutamycin is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a ...Read more