List of chemotherapeutic agents

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Aparna Vuppala, M.B.B.S. [2]; Steven Bellm, M.D. [3]

Overview

This is a list of chemotherapeutic agents that are known to be of use in chemotherapy for cancer. A full alphabetical listing is included after the categorical listing.

The agents in this list are often combined into chemotherapy regimens for polychemotherapy (combination chemotherapy).

Chemotherapeutic Agents by Category

Alkylating agents

Nitrogen mustards
Ethylenimines
Methylhydrazines
Alkylsulfonates
Nitrosoureas
Triazenes
Platinum coordination complexes

Antimetabolites

Folic acid analogs
Pyrimidine analogs
Purine analogs
Ribonucleotide reductase inhibitors

Natural products

Vinca alkaloids
Taxanes
Epipodophyllotoxins
Camptothecins
Antineoplastic antibiotics
Antineoplastic enzymes

Hormones and Antagonists

Adrenocortical suppressants
Glucocorticoids
Progestins
Estrogens
Anti-estrogens
Aromatase inhibitors
Androgens
Anti-androgens
LHRH agonists
GnRH agonists
GnRH antagonists

Biologics

Monoclonal antibodies
Anti-CD3 antibodies
Anti-CD3 & anti-CD19 antibodies
Anti-CD20 antibodies
Anti-CD30 antibodies
Anti-CD33 antibodies
Anti-CD52 antibodies
Anti-CTLA–4 antibodies
Anti-EGFR (ErbB1) antibodies
Anti-PD–1 antibodies
Anti-HER2/neu (ErbB2) antibodies
Anti-VEGF antibodies
IL-6 inhibitors
Immunotherapy

Hematopoietic Growth Factors

Erythrocyte growth factors
Granulocyte growth factors
Megakaryocyte growth factors

Supportive Medications

Chemotherapy protective agents
Antiemetic agents
RANK ligand inhibitors
Calcium regulators

Miscellaneous

Mitotic inhibitors
HDAC inhibitors
Hedgehog pathway inhibitors
Immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs)
Kinase inhibitors
Photosensitizing agents
Proteasome inhibitors
Radioactive agents
Somatostatin analogs
Differentiating agents
Orphan drugs

Chemotherapeutic Agents in Alphabetical Order

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