Medicines used to treat cancer (including chemotherapy)

This page offers links to Macmillan information leaflets on a number of medicines used to treat cancer, including chemotherapy drug treatments. If you are unsure about which drugs you are taking and would like more information on them, please speak to your doctor or nurse.

Chemotherapy General Booklet V6.0
5FU & Folinic Acid Chemotherapy: de Gramont and modified de Gramont and Fluorouracil (5FU)
Abiraterone Protocol
Abraxane
ACE + IT MTx: Cyclophosphamide, Dactinomycin (Cosmegen Lyovac®), Etoposide (VP-16, Etopophos®, Vepesid®) and Methotrexate
Afatanib
BEP
Bevacizumab
Cabazitaxel
Cabozantinib (cabometyx)
Caelyx (liposomal Doxorubicin)
Capecitabine
Capecitabine (Xeloda®)
Carboplatin and Etoposide Chemotherapy
Carboplatin and vinorelbine
Carboplatin Chemotherapy
CAV
Cetuximab
Cisplatin / Etoposide
Cisplatin and 5FU Chemotherapy
Cisplatin and Etoposide Chemotherapy: Cisplatin and Etoposide® (VP-16, Etopophos, Vepesid®)
Cisplatin and Gemcitabine Chemotherapy: Cisplatin and Gemcitabine (Gemzar®)
Cisplatin and Vinorelbine
Cisplatin Chemotherapy
Cisplatin Gemcitabine
Cisplatin and Doxorubicin
Controlling Nausea & Vomiting: Anti Emetic Therapy Advice V3.1
Cyclophosphamide
Dacarbazine (DTIC)
Degaralyx
Denosumab
Docetaxel (Taxotere®) Chemotherapy
Docetaxel and carboplatin
Docetaxel and cyclophosphamide (TC)
Doxorubicin
Doxorubicin and Cyclophosphamide (AC) Chemotherapy
EC
ECF
Enzalutamide
EOF: Epirubicin (Pharmorubicin®), Fluorouracil (5FU) and Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin®)
EOX
Epirubicin Chemotherapy
Epirubicin cisplatin & capecitabine (ECX gastric)
Eribulin
Erlotinib (Tarceva®)
Etposide (IV and oral)
Everolimus in renal cell cancer protocol
FOLFIRI protocol
FOLFIRINOX
FOLFOX protocol
Folinic acid
Fulvestrant
Gemcitabine and Carboplatin Chemotherapy
Gemcitabine Capecitabine
Gemcitabine Chemotherapy
Herceptin/Traztuzumab
Ifos & Adria: Doxorubicin and Ifosfamide (Mitoxana®)
Ifos & Mesna: Ifosfamide (Mitoxana®) and Mesna (Uromitexan®)
Imatininib
Intrathecal Chemotherapy V4.0
Ipilimumab
Irinotecan Chemotherapy
IVA: Dactinomycin (Cosmegen Lyovac®), Ifosfamide (Mitoxana®), Mesna (Uromitexan®) and Vincristine (Oncovin®)
IVAD: Dactinomycin (Cosmegen Lyovac®), Doxorubicin, Ifosfamide (Mitoxana®), Mesna (Uromitexan®) and Vincristine (Oncovin®)
IVADo (maintenance therapy leaflets - note: must also give the four leaflets that make up IVAD. Cyclophosphamide and Vinorelbine (Navelbine®)
Lomustine
MdG - de Gramont and modified de Gramont
Methotrexate
Mitomycin C
Mitomycin C & Fluorouracil
Mitoxantrone
Nintendanib
Nivolumab
Oxaliplatin Chemotherapy
Paclitaxel (Taxol®) and Carboplatin Chemotherapy
Paclitaxel (Taxol®) Chemotherapy
Palbociclib
Panitunimab
Pazopanib
PCV
Pemetrexed
Pemetrexid & Cisplatin
POMB: Bleomycin, Cisplatin, Methotrexate and Vincristine (Oncovin®)
Procarbazine
Sorafenib (Nexavar®)
Sunitinib (Sutent®)
Taxol & Cisplatin: Cisplatin and Paclitaxel (Taxol®)
Taxotere & Capecitabine: Capecitabine (Xeloda®) and Docetaxel (Taxotere®)
Temozolomide (Temodal®)
Temsirolimus
TIP
Topotecan
Trabectedin (Yondelis®)
Trastuzumab
Trastuzumab and Pertuzumab and Docetaxel
Trastuzumab Cisplatin & Capecitabine (HCX gastric)
Triptorelin
VAC: Cyclophosphamide, Dactinomycin (Cosmegen Lyovac®) and Mesna (Uromitexan®)
VACA: Cyclophosphamide, Dactinomycin (Cosmegen Lyovac®), Doxorubicin, Mesna (Uromitexan®), Vincristine (Oncovin®) and Vinblastine (Velbe®)
Vemurafenib
VIA: Dactinomycin (Cosmegen Lyovac®), Ifosfamide (Mitoxana®), Mesna (Uromitexan®) and Vincristine (Oncovin®)
VIDE: Doxorubicin, Etoposide (VP-16, Etopophos®, Vepesid®), Ifosfamide (Mitoxana®), Mesna (Uromitexan®) and Vincristine (Oncovin®)
Vinblastine
Vincristine (Oncovin®)
Vinorelbine (IV and oral)
Vismodegib protocol
Zoledronic acid