The importance of drug scheduling in cancer chemotherapy: etoposide as an example.

Hande KR
Stem Cells. 1996 14 (1): 18-24

PMID: 8820946 · DOI:10.1002/stem.140018

Etoposide is a drug whose antineoplastic activity is dependent on the schedule of drug administration. This article reviews the rationale for a prolonged schedule of etoposide administration and the therapeutic results of use of such a schedule in the treatment of cancer. The pharmacology of etoposide is also reviewed, with particular attention paid to the pharmacokinetics of oral etoposide and etoposide plasma concentrations associated with cytotoxicity.

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Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic Clinical Trials as Topic Drug Administration Schedule Etoposide Humans Neoplasms

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