Items Tagged ‘T’

June 8th, 2016

Tecentriq™

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Atezolizumab Trade Name: Tecentriq™ How is this drug used? Tecentriq is approved for patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma (bladder cancer) whose disease has progressed during or following therapy with a platinum agent. What is the mechanism of action? Tecentriq is an agent that creates its anti-cancer effects by blocking a specific protein, PD-L1, that is […]

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April 6th, 2016

talimogene laherparepvec

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Class: Viral Therapy Generic Name: talimogene laherparepvec Trade Name: Imlygic™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Imlygic can be used to treat melanomas in the skin or lymph nodes that can’t be removed with surgery. What is the mechanism of action?  Imlygic is a herpes germ that has been altered to infect and kill cancer cells. These altered […]

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March 28th, 2016

Tagrisso

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Osimertinib Trade Name: Tagrisso™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Tagrisso is a kinase inhibitor used to treat patients with metastatic epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) T790M mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose cancer has progressed on or after EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy. What is the mechanism of action? Some non-small […]

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January 19th, 2016

Talimogene Laherparepvec

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Talimogene Laherparepvec Trade Name: Imlygic® For which conditions is this drug approved? Imlygic is approved to treat patients with advanced melanoma that has come back after initial surgery. What is the mechanism of action? Imlygic is a type of immunotherapy that uses a specially designed virus to destroy cancer cells. […]

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November 5th, 2015

Trabectedin

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Trabectedin Trade Name: Yondelis® For which conditions is this drug approved? Yondelis is approved for the treatment of adults with liposarcoma or leiomyosarcoma that cannot be treated with surgery or has spread to other areas of the body and for patients who have received treatment with certain other medicines. What is […]

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Tags: Chemotherapy, Drug Dictionary, T


September 29th, 2015

Tipiracil

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Trifluridine and Tipiracil Trade Name: Lonsurf® For which conditions is this drug approved? Lonsurf is approved for the treatment of adult patients with colon or rectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and who have been previously treated or cannot receive certain chemotherapy medicines. What is the […]

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September 29th, 2015

Trifluridine

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Trifluridine and Tipiracil Trade Name: Lonsurf® For which conditions is this drug approved? Lonsurf is approved for the treatment of adult patients with colon or rectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and who have been previously treated or cannot receive certain chemotherapy medicines. What is the […]

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October 24th, 2014

Trametinib

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name:Trametinib Trade Name:MEKINIST® For which conditions is this drug approved? MEKINIST is indicated for the treatment of patients with unresectable (unable to be removed with surgery) or metastatic melanoma with a specific type of BRAF mutation (BRAF V600E or V600K), as detected by an FDA-approved test. What is the mechanism of […]

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October 24th, 2014

TAFINLAR®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name:Dabrafenib Trade Name:TAFINLAR® For which conditions is this drug approved? TAFINLAR isindicated as a single agent for the treatment of patients with unresectable (unable to be removed with surgery) or metastatic melanoma with BRAF V600E mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test. TAFINLAR is also indicated in combination with MEKINIST® (trametinib) […]

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May 9th, 2014

TPMT

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(thiopurine methyl transferase): a laboratory blood test for the activity of an enzyme that helps in breaking down the medications azathioprine and 6MP, which helps to establish proper dosing of these medications.

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May 9th, 2014

Toxic megacolon

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an acute condition where the colon is dilated or enlarged, a complication associated with ulcerative colitis.

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April 23rd, 2014

Trelstar®

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Class: Hormonal Therapy Generic Name: triptorelin pamoate (TRIP-toe-REL-in PAM-oh-ate) for injectable suspension Trade Name: Trelstar For which conditions is this drug approved? Trelstar is indicated for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. What is the mechanism of action? Trelstar is a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, which inhibits secretion of gonadotropin and thus causes […]

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April 23rd, 2014

Triptorelin Pamoate

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Class: Hormonal Therapy Generic Name: triptorelin pamoate (TRIP-toe-REL-in PAM-oh-ate) for injectable suspension Trade Name: Trelstar For which conditions is this drug approved? Trelstar is indicated for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. What is the mechanism of action? Trelstar is a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, which inhibits secretion of gonadotropin and thus causes […]

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April 23rd, 2014

Trelstar®

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Class: Hormonal Therapy Generic Name: triptorelin pamoate (TRIP-toe-REL-in PAM-oh-ate) for injectable suspension Trade Name: Trelstar For which conditions is this drug approved? Trelstar is indicated for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. What is the mechanism of action? Trelstar is a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, which inhibits secretion of gonadotropin and thus causes […]

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April 23rd, 2014

Triptorelin Pamoate

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Class: Hormonal Therapy Generic Name: triptorelin pamoate (TRIP-toe-REL-in PAM-oh-ate) for injectable suspension Trade Name: Trelstar For which conditions is this drug approved? Trelstar is indicated for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. What is the mechanism of action? Trelstar is a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, which inhibits secretion of gonadotropin and thus causes […]

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