Items Tagged ‘C’

May 12th, 2016

Cabometyx™

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Cabozantinib Trade Name: Cabometyx™ How is this drug used? Cabometyx is approved for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who have already been treated with prior anti-angiogenic therapy. What is the mechanism of action? Cabometyx is a kinase inhibitor that binds to certain protein receptors on cells known as MET, AXL, and VEGFR-1, -2, […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, C, Drug Dictionary


May 12th, 2016

Cabozantinib

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Cabozantinib Trade Name: Cabometyx™ How is this drug used? Cabometyx is approved for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who have already been treated with prior anti-angiogenic therapy. What is the mechanism of action? Cabometyx is a kinase inhibitor that binds to certain protein receptors on cells known as MET, AXL, and VEGFR-1, -2, […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, C, Drug Dictionary


May 6th, 2016

Crizotinib

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Crizotinib Trade Name: Xalkori® How is this drug used? Xalkori is used for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors test positive for an abnormality in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene, or whose tumors are  ROS1-positive. What is the mechanism of action? Between one […]

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April 6th, 2016

Cotellic™

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: cobimetinib Trade Name: Cotellic™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Cotellic is a kinase inhibitor used for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600E or V600K mutation, in combination with Zelboraf (vemurafenib). What is the mechanism of action?  A series of proteins called the MAPK cell signaling […]

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April 6th, 2016

cobimetinib

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: cobimetinib Trade Name: Cotellic™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Cotellic is a kinase inhibitor used for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600E or V600K mutation, in combination with Zelboraf (vemurafenib). What is the mechanism of action?  A series of proteins called the MAPK cell signaling […]

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March 16th, 2015

ceritinib

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: ceritinib Trade Name: Zykadia™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Zykadia is approved for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that is caused by a defect in a gene called ALK (anaplastic lymphoma kinase) whose disease has worsened after taking Xalkori® (crizotinib) or cannot tolerate […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, C, Drug Dictionary, non-small cell lung cancer


November 8th, 2014

Cyramza®

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Class: Biological Therapy  Generic Name:  ramucirumab Trade Name:  Cyramza® For which conditions is this drug approved? Cyramza is approved for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer or gastro-esophageal junction adenocarcinoma on or after flouropyrimidine- or platinum based therapy, and for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with disease progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy in combination […]

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May 9th, 2014

CTE (computed tomography enterography)

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a variation of the CT scan where the patient swallows special contrast agents to give a sharp outline of the intestines in the X-rays.

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Tags: C, Cancer Dictionary


May 9th, 2014

CRP (C-reactive protein)

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a laboratory test that indicates non-specific inflammation in the body.

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Tags: C, Cancer Dictionary


May 9th, 2014

CBiR1 (Anti-Flagellin)

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this antibody may be a marker of Crohn’s disease complicated by fistulas, perforations, or other serious problems.

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Tags: C, Cancer Dictionary


May 9th, 2014

Calprotectin

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a stool test for intestinal inflammation that aids in predicting active disease.

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Tags: C, Cancer Dictionary


April 14th, 2014

Cabazitaxel

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Cabazitaxel Trade Name: Jevtana® How is this drug used? Jevtana is used in combination with prednisone (a steroid medication) for the treatment of hormone-refractory, metastatic prostate cancer. Previous treatment must have included Taxotere® (docetaxel). What is the mechanism of action? Jevtana belongs to a group of drugs referred to as microtubule […]

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Tags: C, Chemotherapy, Drug Dictionary


April 14th, 2014

Cabazitaxel

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Cabazitaxel Trade Name: Jevtana® How is this drug used? Jevtana is used in combination with prednisone (a steroid medication) for the treatment of hormone-refractory, metastatic prostate cancer. Previous treatment must have included Taxotere® (docetaxel). What is the mechanism of action? Jevtana belongs to a group of drugs referred to as microtubule […]

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Tags: C, Chemotherapy, Drug Dictionary


February 27th, 2013

Cialis®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Tadalafil Trade Names: Cialis® How is this drug used? Cialis is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and/or the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). What is the mechanism of action? Cialis treats (but does not cure) ED by increasing blood flow to the penis; this helps a man […]

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Tags: C, Drug Dictionary, Miscellaneous, Other


February 27th, 2013

Cialis®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Tadalafil Trade Names: Cialis® How is this drug used? Cialis is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and/or the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). What is the mechanism of action? Cialis treats (but does not cure) ED by increasing blood flow to the penis; this helps a man […]

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Tags: C, Drug Dictionary, Miscellaneous, Other