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Chemotherapy Regimens   

Chemotherapy regimens are chemotherapeutic agents used in combination; they are represented as symbols or uniform letters. Chemotherapy regimens used by your physician vary depending on the stage of the cancer and the presence of receptors on the surface of tumor cells.   

See the table below for the name of the protocols, drugs and types of cancer they are used to treat: 

 

Name  

Drugs  

Cancers 

ABVD  

Adriamycin (doxorubicin), bleomycin, vinblastine  

Hodgkin's lymphoma  

AC  

Adriamycin (doxorubicin), cyclophosphamide  

Breast cancer  

BEACOPP  

Bleomycin, etoposide, Adriamycin (doxorubicin), cyclophosphamide, Oncovin (vincristine), procarbazine, prednisone  

Hodgkin's lymphoma  

BEP  

Bleomycin, etoposide, platinum agent (cisplatin)  

Testicular cancer, germ cell tumors  

CA  

Cyclophosphamide, Adriamycin (doxorubicin) (same as AC)  

Breast cancer  

CAF  

Cyclophosphamide, Adriamycin (doxorubicin), fluorouracil (5-FU)  

Breast cancer  

CAV  

Cyclophosphamide, Adriamycin (doxorubicin), vincristine  

Lung cancer  

 

CBV 

 

Cyclophosphamide, BCNU (carmustine), VP-16 (etoposide)  

Lymphoma  

ChlVPP/EVA 

 

Chlorambucil, vincristine (Oncovin), procarbazine, prednisone, etoposide, vinblastine, Adriamycin (doxorubicin)  

 Hodgkin's lymphoma  

CHOP 

 

Cyclophosphamide, hydroxydoxorubicin (doxorubicin), vincristine (Oncovin), prednisone  

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma  

CHOP-R or R-CHOP 

 

CHOP + rituximab B cell  

non-Hodgkin lymphoma  

CMF 

 

Cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, fluorouracil (5-FU)  

Breast cancer  

COPP 

 

Cyclophosphamide, Oncovin (vincristine), procarbazine, prednisone  

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma  

EC 

 

Epirubicin, cyclophosphamide  

Breast cancer  

ECF 

 

Epirubicin, cisplatin, fluorouracil (5-FU)  

Gastric cancer and oesophageal cancer  

EP 

 

Etoposide, platinum agent (cisplatin)  

Testicular cancer, germ cell tumors  

           FEC 

 

Fluorouracil (5-FU), epirubicin, cyclophosphamide  

Breast cancer  

FL (Also known as Mayo) 

 

Fluorouracil (5-FU), leucovorin (folinic acid)  

Colorectal cancer  

FOLFOX  

 

Fluorouracil (5-FU), leucovorin (folinic acid), oxaliplatin  

Colorectal cancer  

FOLFIRI 

 

Fluorouracil (5-FU), leucovorin (folinic acid), irinotecan  

Colorectal cancer  

ICE 

 

ifosfamide, carboplatin, etoposide (VP-16)  

lymphomas, neuroblastoma  

ICE-R 

 

ICE + rituximab  

lymphomas  

m-BACOD 

 

Methotrexate, bleomycin, Adriamycin (doxorubicin), cyclophosphamide, Oncovin (vincristine), dexamethasone   

Non- Hodgkin lymphoma 

MACOP-B 

 

Methotrexate, leucovorin (folinic acid), Adriamycin (doxorubicin), cyclophosphamide, Oncovin (vincristine), prednisone, bleomycin  

Non- Hodgkin lymphoma 

MOPP 

 

Mechlorethamine, Oncovin (vincristine), procarbazine, prednisone  

Hodgkin's lymphoma  

PCV 

 

Procarbazine, CCNU (lomustine), vincristine  

Brain tumors  

ProMACE-MOPP 

 

Methotrexate, Adriamycin (doxorubicin), cyclophosphamide, etoposide + MOPP  

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma  

Stanford V 

 

Doxorubicin, mechlorethamine, bleomycin, vinblastine, vincristine, etoposide, prednisone  

Hodgkin's lymphoma  

Thal/Dex 

 

Thalidomide, dexamethasone  

Multiple myeloma  

VAD 

 

Vincristine, Adriamycin (doxorubicin), dexamethasone  

Multiple myeloma  

VAPEC-B 

 

Vincristine, Adriamycin (doxorubicin), prednisone, etoposide, cyclophosphamide, bleomycin  

Hodgkin's lymphoma