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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Toposar (Overview)

Toposar is a cell division inhibitor which is a kind of cancer drug.


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What is Toposar (etoposide)?

What is Toposar (etoposide)?

Toposar (etoposide): Toposar (etoposide) treats cancer of the testicles and small cell lung cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
17 doctors shared insights

Toposar (Overview)

Toposar is a cell division inhibitor which is a kind of cancer drug.


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What is the meaning of vp16, the chemotherapy agent etoposide?

Code designation: Vp-16 is the abbreviation of its code designation from the manufacturing company - bristol; - code designation vp-16-213, abbreviated as vp-16. No it is not named after somebody/chemist etc. ...Read more

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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

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Is nexavar (sorafenib) prescribed for hepatocellular carcinoma?

Yes, for Stage 4: Nexavar, or sorafenib, is used to treat advanced, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also used to treat patients with advanced kidney cancer. This drug is a multikinase inhibitor and works by decreasing tumor growth and replication, by inhibiting the formation of blood vessels that tumors rely on to get nourishment. This is not a curative treatment, prolonging survival on average 7 mo. ...Read more

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How effectice is Xeloda (capecitabine) for metastatic breast cancer?

How effectice is Xeloda (capecitabine) for metastatic breast cancer?

Quite effective: Xeloda (capecitabine) is quite an effective drug and has been used in metastatic breast cancer. The response will be higher when it is combined with other chemotherapy agent- with additional possible side effects. Discuss further with you oncologist in detail. ...Read more

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Is Xeloda (capecitabine) effective for breast cancer?

Is Xeloda (capecitabine) effective for breast cancer?

Xeloda (capecitabine) for breast ca: Xeloda (capecitabine) also known as Capecitabine is a very effective oral chemotherapy drug used for metastatic or stage 4 breast cancer. It can be used by itself (mono therapy) or as part of combination chemotherapy. Major side effects include diarrhea, hand foot syndrome, nausea and small chance of coronary spasm. It is well tolerated. Patients on Xeloda (capecitabine) need to be followed closely by medical oncologists. ...Read more

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Whats camptosar (irinotecan) for?

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Whats camptosar (irinotecan) for?

Camptosar (irinotecan): Is hormonal antineoplastic medication given by injection in treatment of metastatic colorectal cancers. ...Read more

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How effective is Xeloda (capecitabine) for metastatic breast cancer?

How effective is  Xeloda (capecitabine) for metastatic breast cancer?

It depends: As the first treatment for metastatic breast cancer, Xeloda (capecitabine) works in 40-60% of people treated. If it is the second, third or later treatment after failure of other agents, the effectiveness is much less. ...Read more

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How effective is Xeloda (capecitabine) on cancer tumors?

How effective is Xeloda (capecitabine) on cancer tumors?

Depends: This drug is used in several diseases in the adjuvant and treatment setting. It can be used in colon cancer, breast cancer, rectal and other diseases. The benefit of this drug depends on the situation. ...Read more

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How effective is Cisplatin (Platinol-AQ) for treating lung cancer?

How effective is Cisplatin (Platinol-AQ) for treating lung cancer?

Good drug: Cisplatin and its sister drug carboplatin are one of the most useful drugs currently used for the treatment of Lung Cancer. In fact it is recommended that each patient receive a platinum containing combination as the standard of care for patients with advanced stages of lung cancer. But there are other drugs which are equally good(Paclitaxel, Docetaxel and Gemcitabine) ...Read more

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How effective is Paclitaxel (Taxol) for treating lung cancer?

How effective is Paclitaxel (Taxol) for treating lung cancer?

Some prolongation: • A large array of chemo agents are utilized in the treatment of non small cell Ca of lung . While Taxol is one of the primary agents ,the Platinum agents such as Cisplatin, Carboplatin, Gemzar and Camptosar (irinotecan) are given alone or in combination with. Taxol. Because of the presence of malignant stem cells, resistant to chemo survival is in months. With immunochemo therapy survival improved. ...Read more

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How effective is doxorubicin (Adriamycin) for treating lung cancer?

How effective is doxorubicin (Adriamycin) for treating lung cancer?

Adriamycin (doxorubicin): Adriamycin (doxorubicin) is beneficial in treatment of a number of types of cancer including lung cancer. ...Read more

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Peripheral t-cell lymphoma cure: chop induction+ifosfamide/mtx + autologous transplant or romidepsim+brenduximab?

Peripheral t-cell lymphoma cure: chop induction+ifosfamide/mtx + autologous transplant or romidepsim+brenduximab?

Complex problem: Cannot comment with 2 lines of information. Need the entire clinical context. If you seek more detailed information get a formal second opinion. ...Read more

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Are the cancer drugs, gefitinib and tarceva (erlotinib) available?

Are the cancer drugs, gefitinib and tarceva (erlotinib) available?

While gefitinib was: Developed first, it is hard to find in america (iressa (gefitinib)). Erlotinib (tarceva) has more side effects, but a trial showed a survival advantage. Probably more related to the characteristics of the study participants than the drug. These are small molecule, tyrosine kinase inhibitors in the erb family of receptors. Canada and europe has iressa (gefitinib). Erlotinib is in us. ...Read more

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Should cytoxan, fludara, (fludarabine) leucovorin be taken together?

Porbably not: The combination of chemotherapy is dependent on the disease being treated. The drugs you mention are not generally given in combination together. ...Read more

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Who should not use Toposar (etoposide)?

Toposar (etoposide): "TOPOSAR is contraindicated in patients who have demonstrated a previous hypersensitivity to etoposide or any component of the formulation." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=c9080cf5-4fc3-4cf9-a241-6e40a6fddc75 ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Etoposide (Definition)

Etoposide is a cell division inhibitor which is a ...Read more