NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,222 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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Calquence
(KAL-kwents)
A drug used to treat mantle cell lymphoma in patients who have already received at least one other treatment. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Calquence blocks a protein called Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK), which may help keep cancer cells from growing. It is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called acalabrutinib.