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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cancer Treatment - Biological Therapy To Cure Cancer - Lesson 112

An additional fresh line of attack to cancer management is the employment of the body's individual resistance systems to scrap tumor cells. Researchers see the sights how the ingredients of the immune system can be brought back, developed, imitated, and influenced to annihilate cancer cells within the body. Chemical materials brought into being by standard cells that moreover in a straight line wedge tumor development before kindle the immune system and additional body barricades are called genetic reaction modifiers. The instances of these materials are interferon prepared by lymphocytes, monoclonal antibodies created by mouse cells, and proficiency of strapping to human tumors, colony-stimulating factors or CSFs so as to accelerate blood-forming cells and turn around the upshots of chemotherapy, and interleukins with the intentions of stimulating the immune system to annihilate tumors.

Now we will sort out chemotherapeutic and biological events one by one.



1. BCNU or carmustine
2. Cisplatin and carboplatin
3. Cyclophosphamide or Cytoxan
4. Melphalan or Alkeran
5. Nitrogen mustard
6. Chlorambucil


1. Actinomycin D
2. Bleomycin sulfate
3. Daunorubicin hydrochloride
4. Doxorubicin hydrochloride or Adriamycin
5. Idarubicin
6. Mitomycin C


1. Cystosine arabinoside or ara-C
2. 5-fluorouracil or 5-FU
3. Methotrexate or MTX
4. 6-thioguanine or 6-TG
5. Fludarabine
6. Pentostatin


1. CSFs or colony-stimulating factors
2. Interferon
3. Interleukins such as IL-1, IL-2, and IL-3
4. Monoclonal antibodies


1. Vinblastine sulfate or Velban
2. Vincristine sulfate or Oncovin
3. VP-16 or etoposide
4. VM-26 or teniposide
5. Taxol


1. Dexamethasone or Decadron
2. Diethylstilbestrol or DES
3. Flutamide
4. Leuprolide
5. Prednisone
6. Tamoxifen citrate


1. Dacarbazine
2. L-asparaginase
3. Lomustine Procarbazine hydrochloride
Tags: Biological therapy, chemotherapeutic agents, miscellaneous, steroid, plant derivative, plant products, antimetabolites, alkylating agents, steroids, antibiotics, cancer, chemotherapy, toxic

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CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS:  The subsequent list categorizes all cancer chemotherapeutic agents:
1. Plant byproducts: These chemical substances are drawn from plants. These chemical materials are used recurrently in mixture as a supplement to other chemotherapeutic agents. The offshoot effects take account of myelosuppression, alopecia, and smash up of nerves.
2. Antimetabolites: These drugs slow down the amalgamation of drugs so as to the essential part of DNA or possibly will unswervingly hunk the copying DNA. The offshoot consequences of antimetabolites are myelosuppression with leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and bleeding. The other side effects are toxicity to the oral and digestive tract, as well as stomatitis called sore mouth, nausea, and vomiting.

3. Alkylating agents: These are artificial amalgams be full of two or more element groups names alkyl groups. The chemical substances get in the way by means of the development of DNA fusion next to putting together to DNA molecules. Venomous side effects take account of nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, bone marrow depression or myelosuppression, and alopecia or hair loss. These are widespread impacts for the reason that the cells in the gastrointestinal tract, bone marrow and scalp are hurriedly dividing cell, which is having for the above ground growth division that by the side of tumor cells are predisposed to the toxic consequences of chemotherapeutic drugs. The side effects fade away subsequent to treatment is on the edge.

4. Steroids: These are a course group of substances prepared in the body, and these chemical substances contain imperative consequences on duplication of sex cells during reproduction process, energy manufacture, and aging process, the instances for these kind are estrogens and androgen. These hormones bring bear to their encounter by means of putting together to receptor proteins in objective tissues. The development of a number of tumors for example breast and prostate is over and over again reliant lying on steroid hormones. A number of breast cancers encompass estrogen receptors or ER and will act in response on the way to the elimination of estrogen through oophorectomy otherwise the utilization of antiestrogen drugs such as tamoxifen. Those drugs break apart estrogenic end products. Fluid withholding, masculinization or feminization, nausea, and vomiting are selected feasible impacts of different steroids.

5. Antibiotics: These drugs are fashioned by bacteria or fungi. A lot of these chemical substances medication their duty by strapping to DNA and RNA inside the cell as a result nip in the budding of standard reproduction of cells. Poisonous upshots on or after their application take account of alopecia or hair loss, stomatitis, myelosuppression, and gastrointestinal turmoils.

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