Items Tagged ‘X’

April 23rd, 2014

Xofigo®

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Class: Radiopharmaceutical Generic Name: Radium Ra 223 dichloride (RAY-dee-um Ra 223 dye-KLOR-ide) Trade Name: Xofigo® For which conditions is this drug approved? Radium Ra 223 dichloride is indicated for the treatment of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer, symptomatic bone metastases, and no known visceral metastatic disease. What is the mechanism of action? The active component […]

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April 23rd, 2014

Xofigo®

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Class: Radiopharmaceutical Generic Name: Radium Ra 223 dichloride (RAY-dee-um Ra 223 dye-KLOR-ide) Trade Name: Xofigo® For which conditions is this drug approved? Radium Ra 223 dichloride is indicated for the treatment of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer, symptomatic bone metastases, and no known visceral metastatic disease. What is the mechanism of action? The active component […]

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September 5th, 2012

Xtandi®

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Enzalutamide Trade Name: Xtandi® How is this drug used? Xtandi is used for the treatment of metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer that has previously been treated with the chemotherapy drug Taxotere® (docetaxel). What is the mechanism of action? Xtandi interferes with the ability of male hormones to bind to their receptors […]

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September 5th, 2012

Xtandi®

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Enzalutamide Trade Name: Xtandi® How is this drug used? Xtandi is used for the treatment of metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer that has previously been treated with the chemotherapy drug Taxotere® (docetaxel). What is the mechanism of action? Xtandi interferes with the ability of male hormones to bind to their receptors […]

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September 6th, 2011

Xalkori™

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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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September 6th, 2011

Xalkori™

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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 that tests positive for an abnormality in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene. What is the mechanism of action? Between one percent and seven percent of […]

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February 24th, 2011

Xgeva®

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: Denosumab Trade Name: XGEVA® For which conditions is this drug approved? XGEVA is indicated for the prevention of skeletal-related events in patients with bone metastases from solid tumors. What is the mechanism of action? XGEVA targets a protein known as the RANK ligand. This protein regulates the activity of osteoclasts […]

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February 24th, 2011

Xgeva®

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: Denosumab Trade Name: Xgeva® How is this drug used? Xgeva is FDA approved for the prevention of skeletal-related events (such as fractures) in patients with bone metastases from solid (not blood-related) cancers. Xgeva is not approved for use in patients with multiple myeloma. What is the mechanism of action? Xgeva […]

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April 28th, 2009

Xeloda®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Capecitabine (kape-SIGH-te-been) Trade Name: Xeloda® For which conditions is this drug approved? Capecitabine is FDA approved for initial treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer, stage III colorectal cancer, treatment for metastatic breast cancer in addition to the chemotherapy agent docetaxel (Taxotere®) after cancer progression following anthracycline chemotherapy, and treatment for metastatic breast […]

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April 28th, 2009

Xeloda®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Capecitabine (kape-SIGH-te-been) Trade Name: Xeloda® For which conditions is this drug approved? Capecitabine is FDA approved for initial treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer, stage III colorectal cancer, treatment for metastatic breast cancer in addition to the chemotherapy agent docetaxel (Taxotere®) after cancer progression following anthracycline chemotherapy, and treatment for metastatic breast […]

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April 25th, 2009

X-ray

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High-energy radiation used in low doses to diagnose disease or injury, and in high doses to treat cancer.

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December 4th, 2008

Xeloda®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Capecitabine (kape-SIGH-te-been) Trade Name: Xeloda® For which conditions is this drug approved? Capecitabine is FDA approved for initial treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer, stage III colorectal cancer, treatment for metastatic breast cancer in addition to the chemotherapy agent docetaxel (Taxotere®) after cancer progression following anthracycline chemotherapy, and treatment for metastatic breast […]

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December 5th, 2001

X-Knife

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A way of delivering radiation treatment to a very targeted area of the brain.

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December 5th, 2001

XRT or RT

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Radiation therapy.

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December 5th, 2001

Xeroderma Pigmentosum

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A genetic condition characterized by a sensitivity to all sources of ultraviolet radiation.

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