Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastics, Vinca Alkaloid are used in the treatment of Breast Cancer?

Updated: Dec 27, 2019
  • Author: Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: John V Kiluk, MD, FACS  more...
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Antineoplastics, Vinca Alkaloid

Monoclonal antibodies have been engineered to react against specific antigens on cancer cells, thereby potentially helping to enhance the patient’s immune response and prevent cancer cell growth.

Vinorelbine (Navelbine)

Vinorelbine is a semisynthetic vinca alkaloid that inhibits tubulin polymerization during the G2 phase of cell division, thereby inhibiting mitosis. This agent is a preferred first-line agent, with trastuzumab, for HER2-positive breast cancer. It is also used alone to treat recurrent or metastatic disease.


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