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dasatinib Dasatinib

Dasatinib is a cancer medicine that slows the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body...learn more »

darbepoetin alfa Darbepoetin Alfa

Darbepoetin alfa is a man-made form of a protein that helps your body produce red blood cells...learn more »

epirubicin Epirubicin

Epirubicin is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body...learn more »

valrubicin Valrubicin

Valrubicin is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body...learn more »

topotecan Topotecan

Topotecan is used to treat ovarian cancer, small cell lung cancer, and certain types of cervical cancer.

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doxorubicin liposomal Doxorubicin Liposomal

Doxorubicin liposomal is used to treat ovarian cancer, AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma, and multiple myeloma...learn more »

porfimer Porfimer

Porfimer makes your body's tissues more sensitive to the effects of light.

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vinorelbine Vinorelbine

Vinorelbine is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer...learn more »

dronabinol Dronabinol

Dronabinol is a man-made form of cannabis (also known as marijuana).

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estradiol oral Estradiol Oral

Estradiol is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone that regulates many processes in the body...learn more »

filgrastim Filgrastim

Filgrastim is a man-made form of a protein that stimulates the growth of white blood cells in your body. White blood cells help your body fight against infec...learn more »

vincristine Vincristine

Vincristine is cancer medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body...learn more »

thiotepa Thiotepa

Thiotepa is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body...learn more »

fentanyl (buccal) Fentanyl (buccal)

Fentanyl is an opioid medication used as part of anesthesia to help prevent pain after surgery or other medical procedure...learn more »

fentanyl transdermal (skin patch) Fentanyl Transdermal (skin Patch)

Fentanyl is an opioid pain medicine that is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain around the clock. Fentanyl transdermal is not for treating mild...

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doxorubicin Doxorubicin

Doxorubicin is used to treat different types of cancers that affect the breast, bladder, kidneys, ovaries, thyroid, stomach, lungs, bones, nerve tissues, joi...learn more »

dexamethasone (injection) Dexamethasone (injection)

Dexamethasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

dactinomycin Dactinomycin

Dactinomycin is used to treat different types of cancers that affect the kidneys, uterus, testicles, bones, muscles, joints, and soft tissues. Dactinomycin ...learn more »

dacarbazine Dacarbazine

Dacarbazine is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body...learn more »

cytarabine Cytarabine

Cytarabine is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body...learn more »