NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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gilteritinib fumarate
(GIL-teh-RIH-tih-nib FYOO-muh-rayt)
A drug used to treat acute myeloid leukemia that came back or did not get better with other treatment. It is used in adults whose cancer has a mutated (changed) form of a gene called FLT3. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Gilteritinib fumarate blocks certain proteins made by the mutated FLT3 gene, which may help keep cancer cells from growing. It is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called Xospata.