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  • n. A particular drug used in chemotherapy.

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  • Monitoring and fine tuning the levels of the cancer drug topotecan in children with neuroblastoma ho ...

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  • FDA has approved a combination of Hycamtin (topotecan hydrochloride) and cisplatin for use as the fi ...

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  • They include Hycamtin (topotecan), for lung and cervical cancer, Mabthera (rituximab) for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and Sutent (sunitinib) for stomach tumours.

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  • These include alkylating agents, particularly temozolomide (Temodar), topoisomerase I poisons (irinotecan [Camptosar], topotecan [Hycamtin]), and cross-linking drugs (platinum, mitomycin C [Mitozytrex, Mutamycin]).

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  • Hycamtin® topotecan hydrochloride 4 mg Injection for small cell lung cancer also used in combination with cisplatin for stage IV-B recurrent or persistent carcinoma of the cervix not amenable to curative treatment with surgery and/or radiation therapy.

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  • Children with recurrent or refractory neuroblastoma experienced an improvement in progression-free survival when treated with the combination of Hycamtin® (topotecan) plus cyclophosphamide; overall s ...

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  • Children with recurrent or refractory neuroblastoma experienced an improvement in progression-free survival when treated with the combination of Hycamtinâ® (topotecan) plus cyclophosphamide; overall s ...

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  • It's amazing to consider: Taxol (derived from the bark of the Pacific Yew), digoxin (foxglove plant); Vinca alkaloids (derived from Catharanthus roseus, a.k.a. periwinkle plant); and Camptothecin, irinotecan, topotecan (derived from Camptotheca acuminata, a.k.a. Happy tree).

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  • The women were given the topotecan-docetaxel combination on Day 1 of the trial and then weekly for three weeks; after a one-week rest, the women received another three-week treatment cycle, ultimately undergoing six such treatment cycles.

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  • In previous clinical studies, the chemotherapy drugs topotecan and docetaxel showed effectiveness when used separately against recurrent gynecologic cancers.

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