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What chemotherapy drugs are used to treat prostate cancer?

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Docetaxel was the first chemotherapy drug proven to help patients live longer with advanced prostate cancer. It has the best results when given every three weeks. Cabazitaxel (Jevtana) is another chemotherapy drug, given along with the steroid prednisone, to treat men with prostate cancer. Cabazitaxel is used in men with advanced prostate cancer that has gotten worse during or after treatment with docetaxel (Taxotere).

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

Cancer Research UK.  

News release, Astellas Pharma Inc.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on June 21, 2020

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

Cancer Research UK.  

News release, Astellas Pharma Inc.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on June 21, 2020

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