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Noun1.Velban - periwinkle plant derivative used as an antineoplastic drug (trade name Velban) that disrupts cell division
periwinkle plant derivative - an antineoplastic drug used to treat some forms of cancer
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Other commonly used drugs are docetaxel (Taxotere), paclitaxel (Taxol), vinorelbine (Navelbine), gemcitabine (Gemzar), irinotecan (Camptosar), etoposide (VePesid,), vinblastine (Velban) and pemetrexed (Alimta).
Vinblastine (Trade names: Velbe, Velban, VBL Purpose) is an FDA-approved drug for Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, as well as for testicular cancer, choriocarcinoma and Kaposi's Sarcoma.
Another clinical trial involves the use of the investigational drugs ifosfamide and mesna (which reduces the side effects of ifosfamide) in addition to cisplatin and either vinblastine (Velban) or etoposide (VP-16 or VePesid).