Data from EMC - Curated by EPG Health - Last updated 17 August 2016


Doxorubicin is indicated in the following neoplastic conditions,

Examples include:

- Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC)

- Breast cancer

- Advanced ovarian carcinoma

- Intravesically for bladder cancer

- Neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy of osteosarcoma

- Advanced soft-tissue sarcoma in adults

- Ewing's sarcoma

- Hodgkin's disease

- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

- Acute lymphatic leukaemia

- Acute myeloblastic leukaemia

- Advanced multiple myeloma

- Advanced or recurrent endometrial carcinoma

- Wilms' tumour

- Advanced papillary/follicular thyroid cancer

- Anaplastic thyroid cancer

- Advanced neuroblastoma

Doxorubicin is frequently used in combination chemotherapy regimens with other cytotoxic drugs.


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