Medical Prep Institute of Tampa Bay Cancer and Anti Cancer Agents Question
James, a 3-year-old, has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and will begin receiving chemotherapy with the mitotic inhibitor nelarabine (Arranon) and the alkylating agent cyclophosphamide (generic) in the morning.
- Explain how mitotic inhibitors and alkylating agents prevent or inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
What special considerations are needed for a child James’ age who will receive chemotherapy?
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