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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


Halaven  listen  (HA-lih-ven)

  A drug used to treat metastatic breast cancer in patients who have already been treated with other chemotherapy. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Halaven may block cancer cell growth by stopping cell division. It belongs to the family of drugs called antitubulin agents. Also called E7389 and eribulin mesylate.

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