Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastic Agent, Alkylating Agent are used in the treatment of Astrocytoma?

Updated: Dec 21, 2018
  • Author: Benjamin C Kennedy, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert H Engelhard, III, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS  more...
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Antineoplastic Agent, Alkylating Agent

These agents inhibit cell growth and proliferation.

Temozolomide (Temodar)

Oral alkylating agent converted to MTIC at physiologic pH; 100% bioavailable; approximately 35% crosses the blood-brain barrier.


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