This chemotherapy combination contains the drugs procarbazine hydrochloride, lomustine (CCNU), and vincristine sulfate. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.
|P||= Procarbazine Hydrochloride|
|C||= Lomustine (CCNU)|
|V||= Vincristine Sulfate|
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:
- Brain tumors (certain types). It is often used with radiation therapy.
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.