Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab


  • Manfred SchwabEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_2031-2



With common trade names Etopophos (etoposide phosphate) and VePesid, etoposide is a cytotoxic chemotherapeutic. Most commonly it is used to treat Ewing sarcoma, testicular cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma, nonlymphocytic leukemia, and glioblastoma multiforme. Etoposide inhibits DNA synthesis, through inhibition of DNA topoisomerase II.



Lung Cancer Cancer Research Glioblastoma Multiforme Testicular Cancer Ewing Sarcoma 
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See Also

  1. (2012) DNA Topoisomerases II. In: Schwab M (ed) Encyclopedia of Cancer, 3rd edn. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, p 1141. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16483-5_1691.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany