MVAC Chemotherapy: A Treatment Option for Advanced Bladder Cancer

M= Methotrexate
V= Vinblastine Sulfate
A= Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Adriamycin)
C= Cisplatin

MVAC Chemotherapy is frequently administered as a cocktail of medicines. Because multiple medicines destroy cancer cells in different ways, combinations typically perform better than single treatments.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized each of the medicines in this combination to treat cancer or cancer-related disorders.

Use in Cancer Treatment

MVAC chemotherapy is used to treat advanced urothelial carcinoma, including bladder cancer.

This combination for MVAC may also be used in conjunction with other medications or therapies, as well as to treat cancers of other kinds.

Administer IV push over one minute. Dilute in 50 mL NS* and administer over three to five minutes or IV push through a peripheral line. Dilute with 250 mL NS* and administer over 60 minutes. Do not administer with aluminum needles or sets.

Detailed scientific definition- Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary