Items Tagged ‘K’

December 16th, 2015

Krystexxa

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  Class: Antihyperuricemic (antigout) agent Generic Name: Pegloticase Trade Name: Krystexxa® For which conditions is this drug approved? Krystexxa is approved for use in adults to help reduce the signs and symptoms of gout that are not controlled by other treatments. Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in blood […]

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November 14th, 2014

Keytruda®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Pembrolizumab Trade Name: Keytruda® For which conditions is this drug approved? Keytruda is approved for: a) initial treatment of metastatic melanoma, melanoma that is unresectable and metastatic melanoma with disease progression following treatment with Yervoy® (ipilimumab) and, if BRAF V600 mutation positive, treatment with a BRAF inhibitor, b) treatment of […]

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November 8th, 2014

Kadcyla®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: ado-trastuzumab emtansine Trade Name: Kadcyla® For which conditions is this drug approved? Kadcyla is indicated as a single agent for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive, metastatic breast cancer who previously received Herceptin® (trastuzumab) and a taxane, separately or in combination. In order to receive Kadcyla, patients should have either received […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, K


August 23rd, 2012

Kyprolis™

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Class: Biological therapy Generic Name: Carfilzomib Trade Name: Kyprolis™ How is this drug used? Kyprolis is used to treat multiple myeloma that is worsening and that has previously been treated with Velcade® (bortezomib) and an immunomodulatory drug such as thalidomide or lenalidomide. What is the mechanism of action? Kyprolis is a type of targeted drug […]

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April 28th, 2009

Kidrolase®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Asparaginase (a-SPARE-a-ji-naze), L-asparaginase, Erwinia L-asparaginase Trade Name: Elspar®, Kidrolase® For which conditions is this drug approved? Asparaginase is FDA approved for the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia. It is recommended that asparaginase be used in conjunction with other agents, if not contraindicated in patients, in a regimen for the induction of […]

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April 28th, 2009

Kidrolase®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Asparaginase (a-SPARE-a-ji-naze), L-asparaginase, Erwinia L-asparaginase Trade Name: Elspar®, Kidrolase® For which conditions is this drug approved? Asparaginase is FDA approved for the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia. It is recommended that asparaginase be used in conjunction with other agents, if not contraindicated in patients, in a regimen for the induction of […]

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April 25th, 2009

Kidneys

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A pair of organs in the abdomen that remove waste from the blood. The waste leaves the body as urine.

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December 2nd, 2008

Kidrolase®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Asparaginase (a-SPARE-a-ji-naze), L-asparaginase, Erwinia L-asparaginase Trade Name: Elspar®, Kidrolase® For which conditions is this drug approved? Asparaginase is FDA approved for the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia. It is recommended that asparaginase be used in conjunction with other agents, if not contraindicated in patients, in a regimen for the induction of […]

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December 5th, 2001

Karyotype

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The systematic arrangement, using photographs, of the 46 human chromosomes of a cell in 23 matched pairs (maternal and paternal member of each pair) by length from longest to shortest and other features.

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Tags: Cancer Dictionary, K


December 5th, 2001

Killer Cells

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White blood cells that attack tumor cells and body cells that have been invaded by foreign substances.

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December 5th, 2001

Krukenberg Tumor

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A tumor of the ovary caused by the spread of stomach cancer.

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December 5th, 2001

Kupffer Cells

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Specialized macrophages in the liver.

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December 5th, 2001

Kidney

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One of two bean-shaped organs that filter wastes from the blood and discharge these waste products in urine. The kidneys are located on either side at the level of the 12th ribs toward the back. The kidneys send urine to the bladder through tubes called ureters.

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December 5th, 2001

Karnofsky Performance Scale

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A scale created to measure patient well-being, where 100 is perfect health and 0 is death. The scale is used to measure the effectiveness of treatment and the prognosis of patients.

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December 5th, 2001

Kaposi’s Sarcoma

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A relatively rare type of cancer characterized by tumors on the skin. Until the onset of the AIDS epidemic, this disease most often was found in the elderly or those with weak immune systems.

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