Gemcitabine Hydrochloride(jem-SY-tuh-been HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
This page contains brief information about gemcitabine hydrochloride and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.
|US Brand Name(s):||Gemzar|
Gemcitabine hydrochloride is approved to be used alone or with other drugs to treat:
- Breast cancer that has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body) and has not gotten better with other chemotherapy.
- Non-small cell lung cancer that is advanced or has metastasized. It is used in patients whose disease cannot be removed by surgery.
- Ovarian cancer that is advanced and has not gotten better with other chemotherapy.
- Pancreatic cancer that is advanced or has metastatsized. It is used in patients whose disease cannot be removed by surgery and who have already been treated with other chemotherapy.
Gemcitabine hydrochloride is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.More About Gemcitabine Hydrochloride
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.
MedlinePlus Information on Gemcitabine Hydrochloride - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:
- warnings about this drug,
- what this drug is used for and how it is used,
- what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
- what you should know about this drug before using it,
- other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
- possible side effects.
Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.Research Results
Clinical Trial Results: Chemotherapy Regimen Extends Survival in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Patients - Important clinical trial results for this drug, background information, and how the trial was done.
Clinical Trial Results: Cisplatin Plus Gemcitabine Improves Survival of Patients with Advanced Biliary Tract Cancer - Important clinical trial results for this drug, background information, and how the trial was done.
Clinical Trial Results: Treatment Regimen Extends Survival for Women with Cervical Cancer - Important clinical trial results for this drug, background information, and how the trial was done.
Clinical Trial Results: Gemcitabine after Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Improves Survival - Important clinical trial results for this drug, background information, and how the trial was done.Clinical Trials Accepting Patients
Find Clinical Trials for Gemcitabine Hydrochloride - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.
Important: The drug information on this page is meant to be educational. It is not a substitute for medical advice. The information may not cover all possible uses, actions, interactions, or side effects of this drug, or precautions to be taken while using it. Please see your health care professional for more information about your specific medical condition and the use of this drug.