An A to Z guide to cancer drugs and chemotherapy drugs

An A to Z guide to cancer drugs and chemotherapy drugs

Below are listed, from A-Z, the top 100 or so cancer drugs used currently in the UK, each review written in a patient-friendly manner. Your chemotherapy programme can involve several drugs from the list, while others are newer targeted drugs and immunotherapy drugs.

If you have comments on any of these cancer drugs, or a personal experience you feel would help others, please contact admin@canceractive.com.

Please note:

1. Grapefruit and its juice can interact (inhibit or concentrate) with several of these drugs; as can dried meats and eggs with others. You should read the articles we have on this by clicking the highlighted links.

2. Claims: We take no responsibility for claims made about the drugs. In 2015 an FDA review showed errors in clinical trial data on almost 40 per cent of approved drugs. Other studies have shown false claims made about drugs by the manufacturers; several have been prosecuted for lying and/or fraud. Peter Gotzsche, the head of the prestigious Nordic Cochrane Institute has written a book "Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma has Corrupted Healthcare". The title says it all.

3. Improving success and reducing side-effects: We have a review on ten ways patients can improve the success of most drugs and reduce the side-effects. Patients have used this article successfully. It works.

Go to: 10 ways to improve your chemotherapy success and reduce side-effects


An A-Z Guide to Anti-Cancer Drugs - Find your drug here: 
 

Cancer drugs are listed alphabetically both by their generic name and by their trade name. Click on the name to read a patient-friendly review and learn more about the things you need to know for the drug. If you cannot find yours, it may be that it goes by a chemical name as well as a common name, and we have listed it under the other one.

A B C D E F G H I L M N O P R S T U V X Z Other


A  

      Actinomycin D

            Adcetris

Adriamycin

Aldesleukin

Alemtuzumab

Alimta

Amsidine

Amsacrine 

Anastrozole 

Ara C.cytosine arabinoside

Aredia

Arimidex

Aromasin

Asparaginase 

ATRA

Avastin

B  

      BCNU

Bevacizumab

Bicalutamide

Bleomycin

Bondronat

Bonefos

Bortezomib

Busilvex

Busulphan

BLP25 

 

C  

      Campto

Capecitabine

Carboplatin

Carmustine

Casodex

CCNU

Cetuximab

Chimax

Chlorambucil

Cimetidine

Cisplatin

Cladribine

Clodronate

Clofarabine

Crisantaspase

Cyclophosphamide

Cyproterone Acetate

Cyprostat

Cytarabine

Cytoxan

 

      Dacarbozine

Dactinomycin

Dasatinib

Daunorubicin

Decapeptyl SR

DES

Dexamethasone

Diethylstilbestrol

Docetaxel

Doxorubicin

Drogenil

 

E  

      Emcyt

Epirubicin

Eposin

Erbitux

Erlotinib

Estracyte

Estramustine

Etopophos

Etoposide

Evoltra

Exemestane

 

F  

      Fareston

Femara

Filgrastim

Fludara

Fludarabine

Fluorouracil (5-FU)

Flutamide

 

      Gefinitib

Gemcitabine

Gemzar

Gleevec

Glivec

Gonapeptyl Depot

Goserelin

 

H   

      Halaven

           Herceptin

Hycamptin

Hydroxycarbamide

 

 

I  

      Ibandronic acid

Ibritumomab

Idarubicin

Ifosfomide

Interferon

Imatinib Mesylate

Iressa

Irinotecan

 

 

     Jevtana    

 

L  

      Lanvis

Lapatinib

Letrozole

Leukeran

Leuprorelin

Leustat

Lomustine

 

      MabCampath

Mabthera

Megace

Megestrol

Methotrexate

Mitozantrone

Mitomycin

Mutulane

Myleran

 

      Navelbine

Neulasta

Neupogen

Nexavar

Nipent

Nolvadex D

Novantrone

 

O  

      Oncovin

           Opdivo (Nivolumab)

 

P  

      Paclitaxel

Pamidronate

PCV

Pemetrexed

Pentostatin

Pertuzumab, Perjeta

Procarbazine

Provenge

Prednisolone

Prostrap

 

R  

      Raltitrexed 

Rituximab

 

 

S   

      Sprycel  

           Sorafenib

Soltamox

Streptozocin

Stilboestrol

Stimuvax

Sunitinib

Sutent

 

T   

      Tabloid

           Tagamet

Tamofen

Tamoxifen

Tarceva

Taxol

Taxotere

Tegafur  with uracil

Temodal

Temozolomide

Thalidomide

Thioplex

Thiotepa

Tioguanine

Tomudex

Topotecan

Toremifene

Trastuzumab

Tretinoin

Treosulfan

Triethylenethiophorsphoramide

Triptorelin

Tyverb

 

U  

      Uftoral

 

V  

      Velcade

Vepesid

Vesanoid

Vincristine

Vinorelbine

 

X   

       Xalkori

            Xeloda

 

Y  

     Yervoy (ipilimumab)

 

Z   

            Zactima 

            Zanosar

Zavedos

Zevelin

Zoladex

Zoledronate

Zometa zoledronic acid

Zytiga

 

Others

 

2-CdA

5FU

6-tioguanine

6-TG

 

 

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