Elspar


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Related to Elspar: asparaginase
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Noun1.Elspar - antineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemiaElspar - antineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemia
antineoplastic, antineoplastic drug, cancer drug - any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
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As a result of the Elspar product (Lundbeck) discontinuation in 2012, the veterinary oncology community has faced many challenges in providing patients with consistent high quality chemotherapy treatments.
But for people with ALL and certain rare cancers, eating a great many asparagus, with their abundant supply of L-asparagine, would seem to be a bad idea, especially if they are currently on a regimen containing Elspar.
The use of Oncaspar in place of the currently used drug, L-asparaginase, markedly reduces the number of drug injections required, from 21 injections of Elspar (L-asparaginase), which has been the standard of care, to three injections with Oncaspar over the 20-week course of treatment.