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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



ruxolitinib phosphate  listen  (RUK-soh-LIH-tih-nib FOS-fayt)

  A drug used to treat certain types of myelofibrosis. It is also being studied in the treatment of other blood diseases and some types of cancer. Ruxolitinib phosphate blocks a protein called JAK, which may help keep abnormal blood cells or cancer cells from growing. It is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called Jakafi.

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