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7.14.1 Chemotherapy regimens

  • Chemotherapy regimens which are internationally recognized and implemented, are acceptable content and may be added to the (regime/therapy) hierarchy as subtypes of SCTID 716872004 | Antineoplastic chemotherapy regimen (regime/therapy) |.
  • Trade names which are indicated by an acronym e.g. ABVD chemotherapy regimen,( where A represents trade name Adriamycin®), shall not be spelled out but may be referenced in the acronym used to describe the regimen.

  • Generic drug names are not capitalized, all lower case, and should represent the International Non-proprietary Name (INN) of the substance.

  1. Example:

ABVD chemotherapy regimen, where A represents trade name Adriamycin® (INN = doxorubicin):

FSN: Doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine chemotherapy regimen (regime/therapy)

PT: ABVD chemotherapy regimen

Synonym: Doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine chemotherapy regimen

Synonym: ABVD chemotherapy protocol 

2. Example:

 

R-CHOP chemotherapy regimen, where H represents non-INN generic name hydroxydaunomycin (INN = doxorubicin) and O represents trade name Oncovin® (INN = vincristine):

        FSN:
Rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone chemotherapy regimen (regime/therapy)

PT: R-CHOP chemotherapy regimen

Synonym: Rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone chemotherapy regimen

Synonym: R-CHOP chemotherapy protocol

 

 


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