An electrochemical sensor based on the graphene (GR) was prepared, and used for the determination of etoposide (ETO). The electrochemical behaviors of this compound on GR modified glassy carbon electrode (GR/GCE) were investigated by cyclic voltammetry and square-wave adsorptive stripping voltammetry (SWAdSV). Using SWAdSV, a linear calibration curve was obtained for ETO determination in 0.1 M Britton-Robinson (BR, pH 4.0) buffer solution at +0.56 V (vs. Ag/AgCl) (after 30 s accumulation at 0.1 V). A linear relationship was found between peak currents and the concentration of ETO within 0.025 to 0.5 mu g mL(-1), with a detection limit of 0.0023 mu g mL(-1). The developed method was successfully applied to the determination of ETO in the pharmaceutical formulations with good recoveries.