What are the chemotherapy regimens used to treat breast cancer?

Updated: Dec 27, 2019
  • Author: Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: John V Kiluk, MD, FACS  more...
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Hormone therapy and chemotherapy are the 2 main interventions for treating metastatic breast cancer. Common chemotherapeutic regimens include the following:

  • Docetaxel

  • Cyclophosphamide

  • Doxorubicin

  • Carboplatin

  • Methotrexate

  • Trastuzumab

Two selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), tamoxifen and raloxifene, are approved for reduction of breast cancer risk in high-risk women.


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