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The anthracyclines are cytotoxic antibiotics which are used in the treatment of haematological and solid neoplasms, including:

  • acute leukaemia
  • high grade lymphoma
  • breast cancer
  • bladder cancer

The anthracylcines include:

  • doxorubicin
  • epirubicin
  • daunorubicin

Mitozantrone is a derivative of doxorubicin which is effective in breast cancer.

Last reviewed 01/2018