PCV

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This page contains brief information about the drug combination called PCV. The drugs in the combination are listed, and links to individual drug summaries are included.

Drugs in the PCV combination:
P = Procarbazine Hydrochloride
C = Lomustine (CCNU)
V = Vincristine Sulfate

Chemotherapy is often given as a combination of drugs. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.

Each of the drugs in this combination is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cancer or conditions related to cancer.

Use in Cancer

PCV is used to treat:

This combination may also be used with other drugs or treatments or to treat other types of cancer.

More About PCV

Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

Research Results and Related Resources

Adding Chemotherapy Following Radiation Treatment Improves Survival for Adults with a Slow-Growing Type of Brain Tumor

Clinical Trial Results: Adding Chemotherapy to Radiation Improves Survival for Some Patients with Rare Brain Cancer

Clinical Trial Results: Genetic Abnormality Predicts Treatment Benefit for Patients with Rare Brain Tumor

  • Posted: September 2, 2015
  • Updated: July 26, 2016