This combination contains the chemotherapy drugs bortezomib (PS-341) and doxorubicin hydrochloride (Adriamycin) and the steroid hormone dexamethasone. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.
|P||= Bortezomib (PS-341)|
|A||= Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Adriamycin)|
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
PAD is used to treat:
This combination may also be used with other drugs or treatments or to treat other types of cancer.
More About PAD
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.