By Judy Matray-devoti
Because the days of the Greek general practitioner Hippocrates, who named benign tumors oncos and malignant tumors carcinos, melanoma has been a feared affliction, principally since it is so tough to regard. even though radiation, chemotherapy, and different remedies have helped store the lives of numerous sufferers, leading edge new medicinal drugs carry out much more wish for curing or even combating melanoma. From abarelix to zoledronic acid, here's a entire examine types of oncology remedy medicines and the way they paintings. an incredible source for scholar reviews, melanoma medications comprises full-color photos, informative case reports, charts and diagrams, and a bibliography.
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Temozolomide is available in capsule form to treat brain tumors. Myelosuppression, nausea, and vomiting are common side effects in patients who take this drug. METAL SALTS The metal salts include cisplatin, carboplatin, and oxaliplatin. Although these drugs are alkylating agents, they do not share a chemical structure with the nitrogen mustards. Instead, they get their ability to interfere with the structure of DNA from the existence of an atom of platinum in their molecule. The platinum is highly reactive and readily forms bonds with parts of the DNA molecule.
Actinomycin D, or dactinomycin, proved to have anticancer effects. Daunorubicin, doxorubicin, epirubicin, idarubicin, valrubicin, and mitoxantrone are related by a basic chemical structure they share with the wellknown antibiotic tetracycline. This structure gives this group the name anthracyclines. Although isolated from different strains of Streptomyces, bleomycin and mitomycin share a structure that makes them active against some difficult-to-treat cancers, and gives them toxicities that favor their use in potent combination treatments.
To treat mycosis fungoides, a slowly progressing lymphoma that causes red patches on the skin that eventually develop into tumors. The most important adverse effect of mechlorethamine is myelosuppression (suppression of the bone marrow’s production of many types of blood cells). It can also cause blood clots and injury to the vein at the time of injection. Melphalan and chlorambucil were created in the hope of synthesizing drugs that would act more specifically on tumor cells, sparing normal cells.
Cancer Drugs (Drugs: the Straight Facts) by Judy Matray-devoti