Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery

Anticancer drug, also called antineoplastic drug, any drug that remains effective in the treatment of malignant, or cancerous, disease. There are several major classes of anticancer drugs; these include alkylating agents, antimetabolites, natural products, and hormones. In addition, there are a number of drugs that do not fall within those classes but that demonstrate anticancer activity and therefore are used in the treatment of malignant disease. The term chemotherapy frequently is equated with the use of anticancer drugs, although it more accurately refers to the use of chemical compounds to treat disease generally.

Anticancer drug, also called antineoplastic drug, any drug that remains effective in the treatment of malignant, or cancerous, disease.One of the major drugs that was used clinically in modern medicine for the treatment of cancer was the alkylating agent mechlorethamine, a nitrogen mustard that in the 1940s was create to be effective in treating lymphomas. In 1956 the antimetabolite methotrexate became the first drug to cure a solid tumour.

  • Chemotherapeutic Drugs
  • Cytotoxic and Targeted Therapies
  • Treatment strategies of cancer
  • Radiotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Surgery

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