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How is vincristine used?
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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Vincristine is used
To treat a wide array of cancers in children and adults, including hematologic malignancies, central nervous system cancers and a host of solid tumors as well.
It impairs the functioning of microtubule assemblies, such as the mitotic spindle, and therefore blocks cell division. Interesting tidbit...It was originally isolated from periwinkle (aka, vinca), hence its designation as a vinca alkaloid.

In brief: Vincristine is used
To treat a wide array of cancers in children and adults, including hematologic malignancies, central nervous system cancers and a host of solid tumors as well.
It impairs the functioning of microtubule assemblies, such as the mitotic spindle, and therefore blocks cell division. Interesting tidbit...It was originally isolated from periwinkle (aka, vinca), hence its designation as a vinca alkaloid.
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine
In brief: Chemotherapy
Variety of cancers, leukemias...Acts by affecting microtubules....

In brief: Chemotherapy
Variety of cancers, leukemias...Acts by affecting microtubules....
Dr. Mary Efremov
Dr. Mary Efremov
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