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Doxorubicin Hydrochloride

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Doxorubicin, sold under the trade names Adriamycin among others, is a medication used in cancer chemotherapy. It is derived by chemical semisynthesis from a bacterial species. It is an anthracycline antitumor antibiotic (note: in this context, this does not mean it is used to treat bacterial infections) closely related to the natural product daunomycin and like all anthracyclines, it works by intercalating DNA, with the most serious adverse effect being life-threatening heart damage. It is commonly used in the treatment of a wide range of cancers, including hematological malignancies (blood cancers, like leukaemia and lymphoma), many types of carcinoma (solid tumours) and soft tissue sarcomas. It is often used in combination chemotherapy as a component of various chemotherapy regimens.

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Posted By PrayingforHunter in facebook.com on April 10, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Update from Scott: Hunter had his first round of this new chemo today and it got a little interesting. I will warn you now, I’m a little “punchy” and sometimes humor (or perhaps sarcasm as som...

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Posted By 164182340268876 in facebook.com on November 6, 2010 @ 12:00 am

The correct answer is E Explanation \u003Cbr> CHOP\u003Cbr> C = Cyclophosphamide \u003Cbr> H = Doxorubicin (Doxorubicin Hydrochloride) O = Vincristine \u003Cbr> P = Prednisone \u003Cbr> CHOP is the mo...

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