Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastics, Anthracycline are used in the treatment of Gastric Cancer?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Elwyn C Cabebe, MD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Antineoplastics, Anthracycline

Anthracyclines inhibit cell growth and proliferation.

Epirubicin (Ellence)

Doxorubicin is an anthracycline antibiotic that inhibits DNA and RNA synthesis. It acts throughout the entire cell cycle and by direct intercalating into DNA triggers DNA breakage by topoisomerase II, causing subsequent cytocydal activity.


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