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Chemotherapy Acronyms



Chemotherapy drugs may be given in combination using several different medications. These medications may be given at the same time, or one after another for a specific period of time. This is referred to as a chemotherapy regimen. These regimens may be identified by an acronym, which are formed using the first letter(s) of the chemical name, chemical abbreviation, and/or trade name of the agents used in the regimen.

There are no standards for establishing chemotherapy acronyms so there is a lack of consistency. The acronyms listed below are some common chemotherapy regimens, by clicking on the acronym you will be given a list of medications associated with that regimen.

You may also view our chemotherapy drug list by drug name.

Drug Information


7
  • 7 + 3 - Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
A
  • ABVD - Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • AC - Breast Cancer
  • AD - Sarcoma
  • ADE - Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • ADOC - Thymoma
B
  • BEACOPP - Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • BEP - Testicular Cancer
C
  • CAF - Breast Cancer
  • CAPIRI - Colorectal Cancer
  • CAPOX - Colorectal Cancer
  • CB - Colorectal Cancer
  • CBI - Colorectal Cancer
  • CEF - Breast Cancer
  • CEPP - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • CFAR - Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • CHOP - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • CHOP + R - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • CIM - Uterine Sarcoma
  • CLAG - Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • CLAG-M - Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • CMC - Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • CMF - Breast Cancer
  • COI - Colorectal Cancer
  • CVD - Melanoma
  • CVP - Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
D
  • DHAP - Lymphoma
  • DVD - Multiple Myeloma
E
  • ECF - Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer
  • ECX - Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer
  • EOF - Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer
  • EOX - Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer
  • EP - Testicular Cancer, Thymoma
  • EPOCH - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • EPOCH+R - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • ESHAP - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
F
  • FAMTX - Gastric Cancer
  • FC - Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • FCR - Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • FEC - Breast Cancer
  • FLAG-IDA - Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • FLO - Colorectal Cancer, Gastric Cancer
  • FLOX - Colorectal Cancer
  • FOLFIRI - Colorectal Cancer
  • FOLFOX - Colorectal Cancer
  • FOLFOXIRI - Colorectal Cancer
G
  • GEMOX-B - Hepatocellular Cancer (Primary Liver Cancer)
  • GVD - Hodgkin's Lymphoma
H
  • Hyper-CVAD - Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
  • HDAC - Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
I
  • ICE - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • ICE-V - Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • IFL - Colorectal Cancer
  • IROX - Colorectal Cancer
L
M
  • MAID - Sarcoma
  • MFL - Breast Cancer
  • MINE - Lymphoma
  • MOPP - Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • MP - Multiple Myeloma
  • MPV - CNS Lymphoma
  • MVAC - Bladder Cancer
O
  • OFF - Pancreatic Cancer
P
  • PAC - Thymoma
  • PAD - Multiple Myeloma
  • PCR - Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • PCV - Brain Cancer
R
  • R-MPV - CNS Lymphoma
  • R-GemOx - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • R-CHOP - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • R-CVP - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • R-FCM - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • RICE - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
T
  • TAC - Breast Cancer
  • TC - Breast Cancer
  • TCH - Breast Cancer
  • TIP - Testicular Cancer
  • TPC - Breast Cancer
  • TPF - Head & Neck Cancer
V
  • VAD - Multiple Myeloma
  • VIP - Testicular Cancer
  • VMP - Multiple Myeloma
  • VMPT - Multiple Myeloma
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