What is Hycamtin?

Topotecan (trade name Hycamtin) is a chemotherapeutic agent that is a topoisomerase inhibitor. It is a water-soluble derivative of camptothecin. It is used in form of the hydrochloride to treat ovarian cancer and lung cancer, as well as other cancer types.

After GlaxoSmithKline received final FDA approval for Hycamtin Capsules on October 15, 2007, topotecan is the first topoisomerase I inhibitor for oral use.

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I want to ask that my grandmother is suffering from cancer and has completed one cycle of chemotherapy. Her ca125 level decreased to 38. But now...

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Hycamtin is topotecan , a chemotherapy. Probably your grandmother has ovarian cancer. Treatment history in detail should have been mentioned....

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