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Classification Of Anti-Cancer Drugs in Pharmacology – Treatment of Cancer by Drugs

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Anti Cancer Drugs may be classified and grouped as :
ü Alkylating Agents for cancer treatment
ü Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors for cancer treatment
ü Anti-metabolites for cancer treatment
ü Plant Alkaloids for treatment of cancer
ü Antibiotics for cancer treatment
ü Monoclonal Antibodies and cancer treatment
ü Hormones used in cancer treatment
ü Miscellaneous Drugs in cancer treatment
These are the various drugs used in the treatment of cancer.
Detailed Classification Of Anti Cancer Drugs is given below :
o Alkylating Agents Used for Cancer Cure :
1. Nitrogen Mustard
Ø Cyclophosphamid,
Ø Mechlorethamine
Ø Melaphalam
Ø Chlorambucil
2. Nitrosoureas
Ø Carmustine
Ø Lomustine
Ø Semustine
3. Platinum Complex
Ø Cisplatin
Ø Carboplatin
Ø Oxaliplatin
4. Triazenes
Ø Dacarbazine
5. Azridines
Ø Trimethylmelamin
Ø Triethylthiophosphoramide
6. Alkyl Sulpphonates
Ø Busulfan
7. Hydrazine
Ø Procarbazine

o Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors usef for cancer cure include :
Ø Imatinib
o Antimetabolites used in CANCER treatment
1. Folate Antagonists
Ø Methotrexate
Ø Pemetreked
2. Purine Antagonists
Ø Mercaptopurine
Ø Fludarabine
Ø Cladribine
Ø Thioguanine
Ø Capecitabine
Ø Gemcitabine
3. Pyranidine Antagonists
Ø Fluorouracil
Ø Cytarabine
Ø Azacitidine
o Plant Alkaloids Used in Cancer Treatment
1. Vinca Alkaloids (Microtubule Inhibitors)
Ø Vinorelabine
Ø Vincristine
Ø Vinblastine
2. Posophyllotoxins
Ø Etoposide
Ø Teniposide
3. Taxanes
Ø Paclitaxel
Ø Docetaxel
o Antibiotics used in Cancer Treatment
1. Anthracyclines
Ø Dpxorubicin
Ø Daunorubicin
Ø Epirobicin
Ø Idarubicin
Ø Mitaxanthrone
2. Bleomycins
Ø Bleomycin
3. Actinomycins
Ø Dactinomycin
4. Metomycins
Ø Metomycin
o Monoclonal Antibodies used in cancer treatment
Ø Rituximab
Ø Trastuzumab
Ø Cetuximab
Ø Bevacizumab
o Hormones used in cancer treatment
1. Androgens
Ø Testosterone Propionate
Ø Fluoxymesterone
2. Antiandrogens
Ø Flutamide
Ø Bicalutamide
Ø Cyproterone
3. Estrogens
Ø Ethinyl estradiol
4. Antiestrogens
Ø Tamoxifen
5. Aromatase Inhibitors
Ø Anastrozole
Ø Letrozole
Ø Aminoglutethimide
Ø Exemestone
6. Adrenocorticoids
Ø Prednidone
Ø Hydrocortisone
7. Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Agonists
Ø Leuprolide
Ø Nafarelin
8. Peptide Hormone Inhibitors
Ø Oestreotide
9. Progestins
Ø Hydroxyprogesterone
Ø Megestrol acetate
o Miscellaneous Drugs Used in Cancer Treatment
Ø Amsacrine
Ø Asparaginase
Ø Topotecin
Ø Interferons
Ø Irinotecan
Ø Cetrximab
Ø Gefitinib
Ø Imatinaib
Ø Erlotinib
Ø Hydroxyurea
Ø Trastuzumab
Ø Mitoxantione

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pharmacology drugs classification
drugs classification for cancer treatment

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