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This chemotherapy combination contains the drugs carboplatin, etoposide phosphate, and melphalan hydrochloride. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.

Drugs in the CEM combination:
C = Carboplatin
E = Etoposide Phosphate
M = Melphalan Hydrochloride

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

CEM is used to treat:

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

More About CEM

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

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