Chemotherapy is a form of cancer treatment that involves taking one or more of a type of drug that interferes with the DNA (genes) of fast-growing cells. These drugs are further subdivided into specific classes such as alkylating agents, antimetabolites, anthracyclines, and topoisomerase inhibitors. They are usually given by IV infusion (slowly injected into your vein), but can be given orally (in pill form) or by direct infusion into a limb or the liver. Chemotherapy drugs used to treat melanoma include dacarbazine, temozolomide, paclitaxel, cisplatin, carmustine, fotemustine, vindesine, vincristine, and bleomycin. Combinations of chemotherapy agents are also often for melanoma -- the CVD (cisplatin, vincristine and dacarbazine) and BVLD (bleomycin, vincristine, lomustine and dacarbazine).
Related journals of Chemotherupatic Agents
Cancer Medicine & Anti Cancer Drugs, Journal of Cancer Diagnosis, Journal of Cancer Clinical Trials, Journal of Carcinogenesis & Mutagenesis, Chemotherapy, Cancer Biology and Therapy, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Cancer Agents, Cancer Biotherapy and Radiopharmaceuticals, Recent Results in Cancer Research, Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Cancer Agents, Oncology Reports, American Journal of Clinical Oncology, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.