Cancer Chemotherapy


Drugs used in cancer chemotherapy and other info
Flashcards by bsmith.1994, updated more than 1 year ago
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Name of cell-cycle specific drugs and their effect? Antimetabolites Effective for high-growth-fraction malignancies
Name of cell-cycle non-specific drugs and their effects? Alkylating agents Effective for both low-growth-fraction malginancies (such as tumours) and high-growth-fraction malignancies
What type of enzyme is telomerase? A reverse transcriptase bound to RNA
Whah function does RNA have for telomerase to work? Acts as a template for extension of the 3' end of the parental strand
What is myelosuppression? Suppression of the bone marrow, resulting in decrease in white/red blood cells and platelet count
What three -cytes are reduced as a result of myelosuppression? Leukocytes (white) Erythrocytes (red) Thrombocytes (platelets)
What is neutropenia? A granulocyte disorder where there is an abnormally low number of neutrophils
what is ALL? Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
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