Items Tagged ‘Y’

November 5th, 2015

Yondelis®

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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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April 8th, 2011

Yervoy™

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: ipilimumab Trade Name: Yervoy™ How is this drug used? Yervoy is used for the treatment of metastatic melanoma or melanoma that cannot be surgically removed, and for an additional indication of adjuvant treatment of patients with cutaneous melanoma involving nearby lymph nodes of more than 1 mm who have undergone complete resection […]

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April 8th, 2011

Yervoy™

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Ipilimumab Trade Name: Yervoy™ How is this drug used? Yervoy is used for the treatment of metastatic melanoma or melanoma that cannot be surgically removed. What is the mechanism of action? Yervoy targets a molecule known as CTLA4. CTLA4 is found on the surface of T cells and is thought […]

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December 5th, 2001

Yoga

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An ancient Eastern philosophy of health and well-being. It is also a philosophy and exercise system that combines movement and simple poses with deep breathing and meditation to unite the human soul with a universal spirit.

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Tags: Cancer Dictionary, Y


December 5th, 2001

Yolk Sac Tumor

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A type of germ cell tumor. Most commonly found in the ovaries, testes, or tailbone area.

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December 5th, 2001

Yin/yang

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Complementary but opposing qualities assigned to everything in the natural world as part of ancient Chinese cosmology. Everything has a yin and a corresponding yang as in night and day, hot and cold. The human body has both yin and yang organs which must produce a balance by operating in pairs. A balance of yin […]

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