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

Drugs in the EPOCH combination:

E = Etoposide Phosphate
P = Prednisone
O = Vincristine Sulfate (Oncovin)
C = Cyclophosphamide
H = Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Hydroxydaunomycin)


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

EPOCH is used to treat:

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

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

More About EPOCH

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