Which medications in the drug class Chemotherapy Agents, Alkylating are used in the treatment of Cervical Cancer?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cecelia H Boardman, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Chemotherapy Agents, Alkylating

Alkylating chemotherapy agents inhibit cell growth and proliferation. They inhibit DNA synthesis through the formation of DNA cross-links.

Cisplatin (Platinol)

Intrastrand cross-linking of DNA and inhibition of DNA precursors are among the proposed mechanisms of action for cisplatin. This agent is used in combination with radiation therapy.

Ifosfamide (Ifex)

Ifosfamide forms DNA interstrand and intrastrand bonds that interfere with protein synthesis. Although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this agent only for the treatment of testicular cancer, it has several off-label indications, including treatment of cervical cancer.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!