What are anticancer drugs?

Anticancer drugs are used to treat malignancies.

There is no clear definition, but that can be understood naturally by classifying them.

Classification

There is no standard classification of anticancer drugs.

Here, we would like classify them in three types from the mechanism of action.

1.Cytotoxic drugs:  

They destroy rapidly growing cancer cells targeting DNA.

Paclitaxel

Docetaxel

Irinotecan

Gemcitabine

Vinorelbine

Pemetrexed

2.Cytostatic drugs:

They enhance and improve the chemosensitivity and dose of cytotoxic drugs

Thalidomide

Celecoxib

Sorafenib

Sunitinib

3.Epigenetic drugs

Epigenetics is the study of heritable, reversible forms of gene regulation that are not dependent on the DNA sequence.

ValproicAcid

By combining the drugs above in 1.2.3 strong anticancer effect can be obtained.