Alright…today, we will go over some common classes of drugs used in treating cancer and examples within each class. To remind you of this, this picture is a scene out of the latest sci-fi movie starring my main man…VIN EASEL. The plot?…Vin Easel and his crew battling a giant cancer crab.
Vinca alkaloids: Vinblastine, Vincristine
First up, are the Vinca alkaloids represented by Vin Easel. VIN BLASTING the crab is VINBLASTINE, and VIN with the CROSS is VINCRISTINE.
Antimetabolites – Methotrexate, Fluorouracil, Mercaptopurine
Next, we have the antimetabolites, represented by the T-Rex. The METH smoking T-REX is METH-O-TREX-ATE, his FLORAL shorts is FLUORO-URACIL, and his MERCEDES CAP is MER-CAP-TOPURINE. *we do not condone smoking meth*
Another class are the Taxanes, represented by the Tax Man. He’s is wearing a PACK of TAXES, which is PAC-LITAXEL.
Alkylating Agents – Cyclophosphamide, Carboplatin, Cisplatin, Busulfan
Lastly, we have the Alkylating agents, these are represented by the vehicles in the back line. The CYCLONE CYCLER on his PHOSPHATE bike is CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE. The CAR of PLATINUM is CARBOPLATIN, and his SISter car is CIS-PLATIN. The BUS wielding FANS is BUS-UL-FAN.
Alright folks, that’s it for this video! To learn more about visual mnemonics and Cancer drugs, including mechanisms of action and side effects, please check out our website at VisualLearner.net. Happy studying!