Alphalan is a chemotherapy drug which contains melphalan, and is mainly used for treating multiple myeloma, melanoma, ovarian and breast cancer . The medicine is an alkylating agent of the bi Schloroethylamine Type. It is useful against both resting as well as rapidly dividing tumor cells. Alphalan is used for palliative treatment of multiple myeloma and for the palliation of non-resectable epithelial carcinoma of the ovary. The medicine works by slowing down or stopping the growth of cancer cells in the body.