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Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 24 Jul 2020

4.1 Therapeutic indications

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

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