Items Tagged ‘N’

February 11th, 2016

Ninlaro®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Ixazomib Trade Name: Ninlaro® For which conditions is this drug approved? Ninlaro is approved for use in combination with the medicines Revlimid® (lenalidomide) and dexamethasone to treat people with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior treatment. What is the mechanism of action? Ninlaro is a type of […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, N


January 19th, 2016

Necitumumab

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Necitumumab Trade Name: Portrazza® For which conditions is this drug approved? Portrazza is approved for use in combination with the chemotherapy drugs Gemzar® (gemcitabine) and Platinol® cisplatin for first-line treatment of patients with metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer. What is the mechanism of action? Portrazza belongs to a class […]

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April 24th, 2015

Nivolumab

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Nivolumab Trade Name: Opdivo® For which conditions is this drug approved? Opdivo is approved to treat melanoma that: a) can’t be removed by surgery; or b) metastatic melanoma that’s progressed after treatment with Yervoy® (ipilimumab) or, if BRAF V600 mutation positive, progressed after treatment with a BRAF inhibitor. Opdivo is […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, N, nivolumab


April 17th, 2014

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)

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A drug that decreases fever, swelling, pain, and redness.

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Tags: Cancer Dictionary, N


April 17th, 2014

nerve sparing

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A surgical technique during a prostatectomy where one or both of the neurovascular bundles controlling erections are spared. The utilization of this procedure is governed by the extent of the cancer and the skill of the surgeon.

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Tags: Cancer Dictionary, N


October 19th, 2010

Novantrone®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Mitoxantrone (mye-toe-ZAN-trone), DHAD Trade Name: Novantrone® How is this drug used? Mitoxantrone is FDA approved for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer in combination with corticosteroids, and in combination with other agents for the treatment of acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability […]

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Tags: Chemotherapy, N


October 19th, 2010

Nolvadex®

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Tamoxifen (tam-OCKS-eh-fin), tamoxifen citrate Trade Name: Nolvadex® How is this drug used? Tamoxifen is FDA approved for the treatment of hormone-positive or hormone receptor unknown breast cancer, or for the prevention of breast cancer in women at a high risk of developing breast cancer It is important for patients to […]

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Tags: Hormonal Therapy, N


October 19th, 2010

Nitrogen Mustard

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Mechlorethamine (me-klore-ETH-eh-meen),Nitrogen Mustard, Mustine, Mechlorethamine Hydrochloride Trade Name: Mustargen® How is this drug used? Mechlorethamine is FDA approved for the treatment of advanced Hodgkin’s disease, lymphosarcoma, chronic myelocytic or chronic lymphocytic leukemia, polycythemia vera, mycosis fungoides, bronchogenic carcinoma, and metastatic cancer resulting in effusion. It is important for patients to remember […]

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Tags: Chemotherapy, N


October 19th, 2010

Nipent®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Pentostatin (pen-toe-STAT-in) Trade Name: Nipent® How is this drug used? Pentostatin is FDA approved for the treatment of hairy cell leukemia. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe medication for conditions other than those for which the drug has been approved by the FDA. […]

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Tags: Chemotherapy, N


October 19th, 2010

nilutamide

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Class: Hormonal Therapy    Generic Name: nilutamide (ni-LOO-te-mide) Trade Name: Nilandron®, Anandron® How is this drug used? Nilutamide is approved for the treatment of stage D2 prostate cancer in conjunction with surgical castration, where cancer has spread from its site of origin to different sites in the body.  What is the mechanism of action? Nilutamide belongs to […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, Hormonal Therapy, N


October 19th, 2010

Nilandron®

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Class: Hormonal Therapy    Generic Name: nilutamide (ni-LOO-te-mide) Trade Name: Nilandron®, Anandron® How is this drug used? Nilutamide is approved for the treatment of stage D2 prostate cancer in conjunction with surgical castration, where cancer has spread from its site of origin to different sites in the body.  What is the mechanism of action? Nilutamide belongs to […]

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October 19th, 2010

Nexavar®

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Class: Targeted Therapy Generic Name: Sorafenib Trade Name: Nexavar® How is this drug used? Nexavar is FDA approved for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) as well as for the treatment of hepatocellular cancer (liver cancer) that cannot be surgically removed. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the […]

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Tags: Miscellaneous, N


October 19th, 2010

Neupogen®

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Class: Supportive care Generic Name: Filgrastim (fil-GRASS-tim), G-CSF, granulocyte – colony stimulating factor Trade Name: Neupogen® How is this drug used? Neupogen® is FDA approved to decrease the risk of infection in patients with non-myeloid cancers being treated with chemotherapy associated with febrile neutropenia (low levels of white blood cells accompanied by a fever), to […]

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October 19th, 2010

Neumega®

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: Oprelvekin (oh PREL ve kin), IL-11, interleukin-11 Trade Name: Neumega® How is this drug used? Oprelvekin is FDA approved for the prevention of low platelet levels (thrombocytopenia) and reduction of the need for platelet transfusions following chemotherapy in patients with nonmyeloid cancers who are at a high risk of developing […]

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Tags: N, Supportive


October 19th, 2010

Novantrone®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Mitoxantrone (mye-toe-ZAN-trone), DHAD Trade Name: Novantrone® How is this drug used? Mitoxantrone is FDA approved for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer in combination with corticosteroids, and in combination with other agents for the treatment of acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability […]

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Tags: Chemotherapy, N