NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,360 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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A drug used to treat hepatocellular carcinoma (a type of liver cancer) that has already been treated with sorafenib. It is also used to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma (a type of kidney cancer). It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Cabometyx blocks certain proteins, which may help keep cancer cells from growing. It may also prevent the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. Cabometyx contains the active ingredient cabozantinib-s-malate. It is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor and a type of angiogenesis inhibitor.