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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



anakinra  listen  (A-nuh-KIN-ruh)

  A substance that is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, and is being studied in the treatment of cancer. Anakinra blocks the action of interleukin 1 (IL-1). It is a type of interleukin receptor antagonist. Also called Kinaret.