is from a group of chemotherapy drugs known as antineoplastics
or anti-tumor antibiotics. Etoposide works by inhibiting
the growth, maturation, or spread of neoplastic cells.
A prostate cancer tumor is made of neoplastic tissue
which grows abnormally. Etoposide, like chemotherapy
drugs, have severe side effects that can include hair
loss and the suppression of the function of bone marrow.
Etoposide is often used to treat advanced prostate cancer,
hormone refractory prostate cancer, and recurrent prostate