Which medications in the drug class Vinca alkaloids are used in the treatment of Kaposi Sarcoma?

Updated: Apr 11, 2019
  • Author: Jessica Katz, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: Edwin Choy, MD, PhD  more...
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Vinca alkaloids

Vinca alkaloids inhibit microtubule formation, which in turn disrupts the formation of mitotic spindle, causing cell proliferation to arrest at metaphase.

Vinblastine sulfate (Velban)

Vinca alkaloid derived from the periwinkle plant. Induces arrest of cell division by inhibiting microtubule formation.


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