Acronym Information

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.

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