Anticancer drugs classification

Anticancer drugs are divided into two categories: cytotoxic (non-specific) and targeted (specific). Since cytotoxic anticancer drugs are unable to distinguish between cancer cells and naturally rapidly dividing normal cells in the body, they cause side effects such as bone marrow suppression, alopecia, and diarrhea. Alkylating agents, platinum compounds, anti-metabolites, mitotic spindle inhibitors, topoisomerase inhibitors, and […]

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