Items Tagged ‘A’

June 8, 2016

Atezolizumab

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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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January 14, 2016

Alecensa®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: alectinib Trade Name: Alecensa® For which conditions is this drug approved? Alecensa is approved to treat patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has a mutation in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene and has spread to other parts of the body. Alecensa is also approved for patients who have […]

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January 14, 2016

alectinib

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: alectinib Trade Name: Alecensa® For which conditions is this drug approved? Alecensa is approved to treat patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has a mutation in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene and has spread to other parts of the body. Alecensa is also approved for patients who have […]

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January 12, 2016

abatacept

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Class: Immunotherapy Generic Name: abatacept Trade Name: Orencia® For which conditions is this drug approved? Orencia is approved for use in adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This includes patients who have tried other medicines for RA that have not worked well enough. Orencia can be used alone or with other RA treatments, except […]

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December 16, 2015

Adalimumab

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Class: Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) Generic Name: Adalimumab Trade Name: Humira® For which conditions is this drug approved? Humira is approved to treat adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA), alone or with methotrexate or with certain other medicines. Humira is also approved to treat psoriatic arthritis (alone or with certain other medicines), […]

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December 5, 2015

Alkylating Agents

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Alkalytying agents are drugs used in the treatment of cancer. They work by interfering with the cell

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December 5, 2015

Alkaline phosphatase

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Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme made in the liver, bone, and the placenta and normally present in high concentrations in growing bone and in bile. Alkaline phosphatase enzyme is often elevated in the leukemic cells in chronic myelogenous leukemia. Abnormally high levels may also indicate disease in bone or liver, bile duct obstruction, or certain […]

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May 18, 2015

axitinib

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: axitinib Trade Name: Inlyta® For which conditions is this drug approved? Inlyta is approved for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) when prior treatment hasn’t worked. What is the mechanism of action? Inlyta is a kinase inhibitor. These drugs work by blocking the action of enzymes called kinases, […]

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March 30, 2015

Aspirin

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Aspirin is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAID), a drug used to reduce pain, fever, inflammation, and blood clotting. Aspirin is also being studied in cancer prevention.

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March 30, 2015

Ayurveda

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is a CAM alternative medical system that has been practiced primarily in the Indian subcontinent for 5,000 years. Ayurveda includes diet and herbal remedies and emphasizes the use of body, mind, and spirit in disease prevention and treatment.

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March 30, 2015

Avascular

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Not receiving a sufficient supply of blood. The reduced flow may be the result of blockage by a blood clot or other deliberate measures.

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March 30, 2015

Anus

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The end opening of the digestive system, where solid waste is discharged.

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March 30, 2015

Antithymocyte Globulin

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A protein preparation used to treat and prevent graft-versus-host disease.

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March 30, 2015

Antibody-Dependent Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity (ADCC)

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An immune response in which antibody, by coating target cells, makes them vulnerable to attack by immune cells.

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March 30, 2015

Alternative Therapy

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Treatments or techniques that are used instead of standard medical treatment to fight cancer. Also called unproven, unconventional, or unorthodox treatments.

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