Commonly Used Drugs

Chemotherapy for esophageal cancer

  • Combinations using CisPlatinum (under clinical evaluation)
  • Examples
  • Cisplatinum, mitomycin C, bleomycin
  • Cisplatinum plus 5-FU
  • Cisplatinum, vindesine, bleomycin
  • Cisplatinum, methotrexate, bleomycin

Chemotherapy for stomach cancer

  • Combinations using 5-FU, adriamycin, mitomycin C, cisplatin, nitrosoureas (BCNU, CCNU)
  • Examples:
  • FAM (5-FU, adriamycin, mitomycin C)
  • 5-FU plus methyl CCNU
  • 5-FU plus adriamycin
  • EAP (Etoposide, adriamycin, cisplatin)
  • FAP (5-FU, adriamycin, cisplatin)
  • FAB (5-FU, adriamycin, carmustine

Chemotherapy for cancer of small intestine

  • Streptozotocin plus 5-FU
  • Adriamycin plus 5-FU

Hormones (not shown to be effective for esophagus, stomach or small bowel cancers)

Biological Response Modifiers (under clinical evaluation)
Alpha interferon has been tried for metastatic carcinoid tumor, but the toxicity is significant.