This page contains brief information about vincristine sulfate and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.
Use in Cancer
Vincristine sulfate is approved to treat:
- Acute leukemia.
Vincristine sulfate is sometimes used to treat other types of cancer, including:
- Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
- Wilms tumor.
Vincristine sulfate is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.
Vincristine sulfate is also available in a different form called vincristine sulfate liposome. For more information, see the Drug Information Summary for Vincristine Sulfate Liposome.
More About Vincristine Sulfate
Definition from the TCH Drug Dictionary – Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.
MedlinePlus Information on Vincristine Sulfate – A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:
- warnings about this drug,
- what this drug is used for and how it is used,
- what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
- what you should know about this drug before using it,
- other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
- possible side effects.
Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.
Research Results and Related Resources
Adding Chemotherapy to Radiation Improves Survival for Some Patients With Rare Brain Cancer
Genetic Abnormality Predicts Treatment Benefit for Patients With Rare Brain Tumor
Clinical Trials Accepting Patients
Find Clinical Trials for Vincristine Sulfate – Check for trials from TCH’s list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.