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Abiraterone acetate (Zytiga®)
Information about this hormone therapy used to treat advanced prostate cancer.
Abraxane®, Paclitaxel, Protein Bound
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Ado-trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla™)
Kadcyla™ is a monoclonal antibody attached to a chemotherapy agent called maytansine (a microtubule inhibitor). Monoclonal antibodies are designed to target a specific type of cell – in this case, a Her2- positive breast cancer cell.
Afatinib (Gilotrif®)
Information about this tyrosine kinase inhibitor used to treat lung and breast cancers.
Alemtuzumab (Campath®)
A targeted therapy (monoclonal antibody) used to treat leukemia.
Altretamine (Hexalen®, HMM)
Oral chemotherapy used to treat ovarian cancer.
Amifostine (Ethyol®)
A chemoprotectant medication used to prevent damage to the kidneys and salivary glands due to cancer treatments.
Anastrozole (Arimidex®)
Information about this aromatase inhibitor used to treat postmenopausal women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancers.
Arsenic Trioxide (Trisenox®)
A chemotherapy agent, used to treat several types of blood cancers, which works by causing cancer cells to self-destruct.
Asparaginase (Elspar®)
Chemotherapy agent that is used to treat a type of leukemia.
Axitinib (Inlyta®)
Overview of this tyrosine kinase inhibitor, how it is given and potential side effects.
Azacitidine (Vidaza®)
Chemotherapy agent used to treat several types of blood cancers.
Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG, TICE®, TheraCys®)
This biologic therapy stimulates the immune system to attack cancer cells in the bladder.
Bendamustine Hydrochloride (Treanda®)
Chemotherapy used to treat leukemia and lymphoma.
Bevacizumab (Avastin™)
A biologic therapy that works by inhibiting the tumors blood (and therefore nutrients) supply.
Bexarotene (Targretin®), Oral Formulation
A type of retinoid used to treat cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
Bexarotene Gel (Targretin® Gel Formulation)
Bicalutamide (Casodex®)
Hormone therapy used to treat hormone sensitive prostate cancer.
Bleomycin (Blenoxane®)
Chemotherapy used to treat various types of cancer.
Bortezomib (Velcade™®)
Targeted therapy used to treat multiple myeloma and certain types of non-hodgkins lymphoma.
Bosutinib (Bosulif®)
Tyrosine kinase inhibitor used to treat Philadelphia chromosome positive CML, how it is given and potential side effects.,Tyrosine kinase inhibitor used to treat Philadelphia chromosome positive CML, how it is given and potential side effects.
Brentuximab Vedotin (Adcetris™)
Information about this monoclonal antibody used to treat Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, how it is given and potential side effects.
Busulfan (Myleran®, Busulfex®)
Chemotherapy agent used to treat certain types of leukemia and in preparation for bone marrow transplant.
Cabazitaxel (Jevtana™)
Overview of this chemotherapy medication and the common side effects.
Cabozantinib (Cometriq®)
Overview of Cabozantinib (Cometriq®), kinase inhibitor, how it is given and potential side effects.
Capecitabine (Xeloda®)
Information about this oral chemotherapy and its side effects.
Carboplatin (Paraplatin®)
Information about this chemotherapy medication from the platinum family.
Carfilzomib (Kyprolis™)
Targeted therapy used to treat multiple myeloma, how it is given and potential side effects.,Targeted therapy used to treat multiple myeloma, how it is given and potential side effects.
Carmustine (BCNU, BiCNU®)
Information about this chemotherapy agent and the potential side effects of treatment.
Ceritinib (Zykadia™)
Overview of this tyrosine kinase inhibitor that acts on an abnormality in the ALK (anaplastic lymphoma kinase) gene, how it is given and potential side effects.
Cetuximab (Erbitux®)
A targeted therapy that inhibits the EGFR receptor, decreasing tumor growth.
Chlorambucil (Leukeran®)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its side effects.
Cisplatin (Platinol®)
Information on this chemotherapy from the platinum family of drugs.
Cladribine (2-CDA, Leustatin®)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its side effects.
Crizotinib (Xalkori®)
Overview of this tyrosine kinase inhibitor that acts on an abnormality in the ALK (anaplastic lymphoma kinase) gene, how it is given and potential side effects.
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan®, Neosar®, Endoxan®)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its side effects.
Cyclosporine (Neoral®, Sandimmune®, Restasis®, Gengraf®)
Information about this medication used to suppress the immune system after bone marrow transplant.
Cytarabine (Cytosar-U®, Ara-C)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its side effects.
Dabrafenib (Tafinlar™)
Dacarbazine (DTIC, DTIC-Dome®)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its side effects.
Dactinomycin (Cosmegen®)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its side effects.
Darbepoetin Alfa (Aranesp®)
Information about this supportive care medication and its potential side effects.
Dasatinib (Sprycel®)
Information about this targeted therapy medication and its potential side effects.
Daunorubicin (Cerubidine®)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Decitabine (Dacogen®)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Degarelix (Firmagon®)
Information about this supportive care medication and potential side effects.
Denileukin Diftitox (Ontak®)
Information about this biologic therapy, its uses and potential side effects.
Denosumab (Xgeva™, Prolia™)
Information about this supportive care medication and its potential side effects.
Dexamethasone (Decadron)
Information about this corticosteroid, how to take it and potential side effects.
Dexrazoxane (Zinecard®, Totect®)
Information about this supportive care medication and potential side effects.
Docetaxel (Taxotere®)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Doxorubicin (Adriamycin®, Rubex®)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Doxorubicin Liposomal (Doxil®)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Eltrombopag (Promacta™)
Information about this supportive care medication and its potential side effects.
Enzalutamide (Xtandi®)
Anti-androgen therapy used to treat prostate cancer, how it is given and potential side effects.,Anti-androgen therapy used to treat prostate cancer, how it is given and potential side effects.
Epirubicin (Ellence®, Pharmorubicin®)
An overview of Epirubicin.
Epoetin Alfa (Procrit®, Epogen®)
Information about this supportive care medication and its potential side effects.
Eribulin Mesylate (Halaven®)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Erlotinib (Tarceva®)
A targeted therapy that inhibits the EGFR receptor, decreasing tumor growth.
Estramustine (Emcyt®)
Information about this cancer therapy medication that combines chemo and hormone therapy.
Etoposide (Toposar®, VePesid®, Etopophos®,VP-16)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Everolimus (Afinitor®)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Exemestane (Aromasin®)
Information about this aromatase inhibitor used to treat postmenopausal women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancers.
Fentanyl (Sublimaze®)
Information about this narcotic pain reliever and its potential side effects.
Fentanyl Buccal Tablets (Fentora™)
Information about this narcotic pain reliever and its potential side effects.
Fentanyl Citrate (Actiq®)
Information about this narcotic pain reliever and its potential side effects.
Fentanyl Transdermal (Duragestic®)
Information about this narcotic pain reliever and its potential side effects.
Filgrastim (Neupogen®, G-CSF)
Information about this supportive care medication and its potential side effects.
Floxuridine (FUDR®, Fluorodeoxyuridine)
Information about this chemotherapy and its potential side effects.
Fludarabine (Fludara®)
Information about this chemotherapy and its potential side effects.
Fluorouracil (Adrucil®, 5-FU)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Fluorouracil Topical (5-FU, Carac, Efudex, Fluoroplex)
Information on this topical cream used to treat superficial skin cancers and pre-cancerous skin lesions.
Flutamide (Eulexin®, Drogenil®)
Information about this hormone therapy and its potential side effects.
Fulvestrant (Faslodex®)
Information about this hormone therapy and its potential side effects.
Gefitinib (Iressa®)
Information about this targeted therapy and its potential side effects.
Gemcitabine (Gemzar®)
Information about this chemotherapy and its potential side effects.
Goserelin Acetate (Zoladex®) - For Men
Information on this hormone therapy used to treat prostate cancer.
Goserelin Acetate (Zoladex®) - For Women
Information on this hormone therapy used to treat breast cancer.
Hydroxyurea (Hydrea®)
Information about this oral chemotherapy and its potential side effects.
Ibritumomab Tiuxetan (Zevalin®)
Information about this targeted therapy that combines immune therapy and radiation to target CD20 receptors.
Ibrutinib (Imbruvica®)
Overview of this kinase inhibitor used to treat Mantle Cell Lymphoma, how it is given and potential side effects.
Idarubicin (Idamycin®)
Information about this chemotherapy agent and its potential side effects.
Ifosfamide (Ifex®)
Information about this chemotherapy and its potential side effects.
Imatinib (Gleevec®)
Information on this first of its kind targeted therapy and its potential side effects.
Interferon Alfa (Intron-A®. Roferon-A®)
Information about this biologic therapy that gives the body's own immune system a boost to attack cancer cells.
Interleukin-2 (Proleukin®, IL-2, Aldesleukin)
Information about this biologic therapy that gives the body's own immune system a boost to attack cancer cells.
Intravesicular Mitomycin (Mutamycin®, Mitomycin-C, given into the bladder)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Ipilimumab (Yervoy®)
Information about this biologic therapy that gives the body's own immune system a boost to attack cancer cells.
Irinotecan (Camptosar®, CPT-11)
Information about this chemotherapy and its potential side effects.
Ixabepilone (Ixempra™)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its possible side effects.
Lapatinib (Tykerb®)
Information about this targeted therapy that targets the Her2 and EGFR receptors and its possible side effects.
Lenalidomide (Revlimid®)
Information about this medication, an immune and antiangiogenesis therapy used to treat blood cancers.
Letrozole (Femara®)
Information about this aromatase inhibitor used to treat postmenopausal women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancers.
Leucovorin (Calcium Leucovorin, Citrovorum Factor, Folinic Acid)
Information about this medication used in conjunction with chemotherapy agents to affect how they work.
Leuprolide Acetate (Lupron®, Lupron Depot®, Eligard®, Prostap®, Viadur®) - For Men
Information about this hormone therapy and its potential side effects.
Leuprolide Acetate (Lupron®, Lupron Depot®, Eligard®, Prostap®, Viadur®) - For Women
Information about this hormone therapy and its potential side effects.
Lomustine (CeeNU®, CCNU)
Information about this chemotherapy and its potential side effects.
Mechlorethamine (Mustargen®, Nitrogen Mustard)
Information about this chemotherapy and its potential side effects.
Megestrol (Megace®, Megace-ES®)
Information about this hormonal therapy and its potential side effects.
Melphalan (Alkeran®, L-PAM)
Information about this chemotherapy and its potential side effects.
Mercaptopurine (Purinethol®, 6-MP)
Information about this chemotherapy and its potential side effects.
Mesna (Mesnex™)
Information about this medication that is used to protect the bladder from damage caused by certain chemotherapy agents.
Methotrexate (Mexate®, Folex®, Rheumatrex®, Amethopterin, MTX)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Mitomycin (Mutamycin®, Mitomycin-C)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Mitotane (Lysodren®)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Mitoxantrone (Novantrone®)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Morphine Sulfate (Given by IV)
Information about this pain medication and its potential side effects.
Morphine Sulfate (MS Contin®, Avinza®, Kadian®, Oramorph SR®)
Information about this pain medication and its potential side effects.
Morphine Sulfate (MSIR)
Information about this pain medication and its potential side effects.
Morphine Sulfate (Roxanol™)
Information about this pain medication and its potential side effects.
Neurontin (Gabapentin®)
Information about this medication used to treat neuropathic pain and its potential side effects.
Nilotinib (Tasigna®)
Information about this cancer medication and the potential side effects.
Nilutamide (Nilandron®, Anandron®)
Hormone therapy used to treat hormone sensitive prostate cancer.
Nitrogen mustard (mechlorethamine, mustine, Mustargen®)
Chemotherapy that is a derivative of nitrogen gas and is used to treat several types of cancer.
Obinutuzumab (Gazyva™)
Overview of this monoclonal antibody used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), how it is given and potential side effects.
Octreotide (Sandostatin®,Sandostatin LAR®)
Overview of this medication used to manage carcinoid syndrome symptoms and possible side effects.
Ofatumumab (Arzerra™)
Information about this monoclonal antibody, how it is given and possible side effects.
Omacetaxine Mepesuccinate (Synribo™)
Overview of Omacetaxine Mepesuccinate (Synribo™, )protein synthesis inhibitor used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), how it is given and potential side effects.
Oprelvekin (Neumega®, IL-11)
Information about this supportive care medication and its potential side effects.
Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin®)
Information on this chemotherapy medication, how it is given and potential side effects.
Oxycodon/Acetaminophen (Percocet®)
Information about this pain reliever, how to take it and potential side effects.
Oxycodone (OxyContin®)
Information about this pain reliever, how to take it and potential side effects.
Oxycodone (Oxydose®, Oxyfast®, Roxicodone Intensol®)
Information about this pain reliever, how to take it and potential side effects.
Oxycodone (Roxicodone®, Percolone®)
Information about this pain reliever, how to take it and potential side effects.
Oxycodone/Aspirin (Percodan®)
Information about this pain reliever, how to take it and potential side effects.
Paclitaxel (Taxol®)
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Palifermin (Kepivance™)
Information about this supportive care medication, how it is given and possible side effects.
Pamidronate (Aredia®)
Information about this medication used to prevent of lessen the complications of bone metastases.
Panitumumab (Vectibix™)
Overview of this EGFR inhibitor, how it is given and potential side effects.
Pazopanib (Votrient™)
Overview of this tyrosine kinase inhibitor, how it is given and potential side effects.
Pegfilgrastim (Neulasta®)
Overview of this colony stimulating factor used to prevent neutropenia, how it is given and potential side effects.
Peginterferon Alfa-2b (Sylatron™)
Overview of this biologic response modifier, how it is given and potential side effects.
Pemetrexed (Alimta®)
Overview of this chemotherapy, how it is given and potential side effects.
Pentostatin (Nipent®)
An antimetabolite chemotherapy used to treat certain types of leukemia and lymphoma.
Pertuzumab (Perjeta™)
A monoclonal antibody that targets HER2 positive cells, information about how it works, administration and potential side effects.,A monoclonal antibody that targets HER2 positive cells, information about how it works, administration and potential side effects.
Plicamycin (Mithracin®, Mithramycin)
Chemotherapy medication also used to treat hypercalcemia.
Pomalidomide (Pomalyst®)
Immune therapy, similar to thalidomide, how it is given and potential side effects.
Ponatinib (Inclusig™)
Pralatrexate (Folotyn®)
Chemotherapy used to treat peripheral T-cell lymphoma, a type of non-hodgkins lymphoma.
Prednisone (Sterapred®, Prednisone Intensol™)
A corticosteroid, which can be used to treat some cancers, prevent nausea or drug reactions.
Procarbazine (Matulane®)
Chemotherapy agent used to treat cancer, how it is given and potential side effects.
Raloxifene (Evista®)
Raloxifene is used a chemopreventive agent to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.
Ramucirumab (Cyramza™)
Information about this monoclonal antibody and the potential side effects.
Regorafenib (Stivarga®)
Overview of Regorafenib (Stivarga®), tyrosine kinase inhibitor, how it is given and potential side effects.
Rituximab (Rituxan®)
Monoclonal antibody used to treat lymphoma, targeting CD20, the potential side effects and management tips.
Romidepsin (Istodax®)
Medication used to treat cutaneous or peripheral T cell lymphoma, the potential side effects and management tips.
Romiplostim (Nplate™)
Romiplostim is a man-made protein used to treat low blood platelet counts (thrombocytopenia) in chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).
Ruxolitinib (Jakafi®)
Overview of Ruxolitinib (Jakafi®), kinase inhibitor used to treat myelofibrosis, how it is given and potential side effects.
Sargramostim (Leukine®, GM-CSF)
Information about this white blood cell stimulator, how it is given and potential side effects.
Sildenafil (Viagra®)
Information about this medication used to treat erectile dysfunction, how it is given and potential side effects.
Sipuleucel-T (Provenge™)
Immunotherapy used to treat prostate cancer, how it is made and given and potential side effects.
Sorafenib (Nexavar®)
Targeted therapy used to treat several types of cancer, how it is given and potential side effects.
Streptozocin (Zanosar®)
Chemotherapy agent used to treat pancreatic cancer and carcinoid syndrome, how it is given and potential side effects.
Sunitinib (Sutent®)
Targeted therapy used to treat several types of cancer, how it is given and potential side effects.
Tadalafil (Cialis®)
Tadalafil is a medication that is taken before sexual activity for men with erectile dysfunction (ED).
Tamoxifen (Nolvadex®)
Information on this hormone therapy that can be used for breast cancer prevention, adjuvant therapy and hormone receptor positive breast cancer treatment.
Temozolomide (Temodar®)
Temsirolimus (Torisel™)
Teniposide (Vumon®, VM-26)
Thalidomide (Thalomid®)
Thioguanine (6-TG, Thioguanine Tabloid®)
Thiotepa (Thioplex®)
Topotecan (Hycamtin®)
Toremifene (Fareston®)
Tositumomab (Bexxar®)
Trametinib (Mekinist™)
Trastuzumab (Herceptin®)
Tretinoin (Vesanoid®, All-Trans-Retinoic Acid, ATRA)
Triptorelin (Trelstar LA® and Trelstar Depot®)
Vandetanib (Caprelsa®)
Vardenafil Hydrochloride (Levitra®)
Vemurafenib (Zelboraf®)
Information about this BRAF inhibitor used to treat melanoma, how it is given and potential side effects.
Vinblastine (Velban®, Alkaban AQ)
Type of vinca alkaloid chemotherapy used to treat several types of cancer, how it is given and potential side effects.
Vincristine (Oncovin®, Vincasar PFS®, VCR)
Type of vinca alkaloid chemotherapy used to treat several types of cancer, how it is given and potential side effects.
Vinorelbine (Navelbine®)
Type of vinca alkaloid chemotherapy used to treat several types of cancer, how it is given and potential side effects.
Vismodegib (Erivedge™)
Overview of this Hedgehog pathway inhibitor used to treat basal cell cancers, how it is given and potential side effects.
Vorinostat (Zolinza®, suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid, SAHA)
A chemotherapy medication used to treat cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), how it is given and potential side effects.
Ziv-Aflibercept (Zaltrap®)
Targeted therapy used to treat multiple myeloma, how it is given and potential side effects.,Targeted therapy used to treat multiple myeloma, how it is given and potential side effects.
Zoledronic acid (Zometa®)
Belongs to a class of drugs called bisphosphonates, which are used to slow the destruction of bone by cancer cells.

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