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Did anyone here find it useful to memorize the 'Clinical Use' sections of the the FA 2008 cancer drugs (ex. etoposide treats small cell, prostate, and testicular)?
 

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Did anyone here find it useful to memorize the 'Clinical Use' sections of the the FA 2008 cancer drugs (ex. etoposide treats small cell, prostate, and testicular)?

For what its worth, I took the exam a week ago and didn't have any questions on clinical use for cancer drugs. I remember at least one question on side effects though.

Related note on pharm overall - I only used FA, and I can't remember any pharm question they asked that I couldn't answer based on FA info.
 

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i had the same problem when i went thru that section...theres no way it can be asked..just know mechs and side effects...
 

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Mechanisms and side effects were definitely enough for my exam. Obviously know that Gleevec is used for CML. Knowing that 5-FU is used for GI cancers isn't a bad idea. Same sort of situiation for methotrexate, which is an abortifacient. Otherwise, forget the indications.
 

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Did anyone here find it useful to memorize the 'Clinical Use' sections of the the FA 2008 cancer drugs (ex. etoposide treats small cell, prostate, and testicular)?

In my opinion, it is worth knowing very common chemo regimens because it helps me remember the drugs anyway... i.e. i will remember that a patient that has colon cancer is going to have a certain side effect, that will help me remember the drug.

i.e. you can wiki

Hodgkins Lymphoma - ABVD and MOPP regimen
non-hodkings - CHOP
colon - FOLFOX / FOLFIRI
CLL - FCR
testicular - BEP and VIP
Breast - AC, CMF, FEC

for the record, my dad did pharm-onc for 20 years.. so maybe im just crazy
 
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