Vinblastine or Vincristine?

Academic Article


  • To the Editor: Most medical students enjoy reading the Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital, probably because they can thus match their knowledge of basic sciences with the expert opinion of the reviewers. Nevertheless, in a recent case (295:34, 1976) the drug Oncovin was listed as being equivalent to vinblastine. On the contrary, Oncovin is the trade name for vincristine. The distinction is important, for although vinblastine is regarded as more beneficial when used alone in Hodgkin's disease, vincristine is regarded as the drug of choice in the MOPP regimen, according to the latest edition of The Pharmacological. . . No extract is available for articles shorter than 400 words. © 1976, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.
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  • Fisher WS
  • Start Page

  • 677
  • Volume

  • 295
  • Issue

  • 12