This page contains brief information about the drug combination called CEV. The drugs in the combination are listed, and links to individual drug summaries are included.

Drugs in the CEV combination:
C = Carboplatin
E = Etoposide Phosphate
V = Vincristine Sulfate


Chemotherapy is often given as a combination of drugs. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.

Each of the drugs in this combination is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cancer or conditions related to cancer.

Use in Cancer

CEV is used to treat:

  • Retinoblastoma in children. It is used in patients with high-risk retinoblastoma to help keep the cancer from metastasizing (spreading to other parts of the body).

This combination may also be used with other drugs or treatments or to treat other types of cancer.

More About CEV

Definition from the TCH Drug Dictionary – Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.