Adriamycin and Cytoxan, two common chemo drugs called anthracyclines, used in conjunction with a taxane are an effective treatment for TNBC, but not for other types of breast cancer. In a commentary on treatment protocols in the journal Oncology, Ruth O’Regan, M.D., the the Emory University School of Medicine, notes that the combination works best in adjuvant treatment—that is, chemo after surgery.
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I had Taxotere and Cytoxan as neoadjuvent chemo and then Adriamycin and Cytoxan as adjuvant chemo. Scheduled for 3 cycles of CMF also (Cytoxan, Methatrexate and 5Fu)only completed one as the last two were held due to having radiation treament concurrently.