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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



Jevtana  listen  (jev-TA-nuh)

  A drug used with prednisone to treat hormone-resistant prostate cancer that has spread and that had been treated with docetaxel. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Jevtana blocks cell growth by stopping cell division and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antimitotic agent. Also called cabazitaxel and taxoid XRP6258.

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