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Acronym: ABVD



Most often associated with treatment of Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Doxorubicin

(Adriamycin ®, Rubex ®)


Cancers treated with Doxorubicin include: bladder, breast, head and neck, leukemia (some types), liver, lung, lymphomas, mesothelioma, multiple myeloma, neuroblastoma, ovary, pancreas, prostate, sarcomas, stomach, testis (germ cell), thyroid, uterus.


Bleomycin

(Blenoxane)


Used in the treatment of squamous cell cancers, melanoma, sarcoma, testicular cancer, Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Also used to treat pleural effusion (build up of fluid in the space between the lining of the lung and the chest wall).


Vinblastine

(Alkaban-AQ®, Velban®, Vinblastine Sulfate, Vincaleukoblastine, VLB)


This drug is given to treat Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, testicular, breast, lung, head and neck, and bladder cancers, Kaposi's sarcoma, mycosis fungoides (t-cell lymphoma), and choriocarcinoma.

It is also used in the treatment of certain blood disorders such as histiocytosis and idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP).


Dacarbazine

(DTIC-Dome®, DTIC, DIC, Imidazole Carboxamide)


Dacarbazine is used for metastatic malignant melanoma, Hodgkin's disease, soft tissue sarcomas, neuroblastoma, fibrosarcomas, rhabdomyosarcoma, islet cell carcinoma, and medullary carcinoma of the thyroid.