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Saturday 26 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 78

Chemotherapeutic agents have different specific classifications. The following medications are antineoplastic antibiotics except:
    A. Adriamycin (doxorubicin)B. Adrucil (fluorouracil)
    B. Adrucil (fluorouracil)
    C. Novantrone (mitoxantrone)
    D. Blenoxane (bleomycin)

Correct Answer: B. Adrucil (fluorouracil)

Option B: Adrucil (fluorouracil) is an antimetabolite. Antimetabolites work by acting as false metabolites that prevent DNA synthesis.

Options A, C, and D: Antineoplastic antibiotics such as doxorubicin, mitoxantrone, and bleomycin are products of Streptomyces. These anticancer drugs block cell growth by interfering with DNA.

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