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Erlotinib is a receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor that targets on the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) on cells. EGFR is found in large amounts on the surface of some cancer cells, resulting in tumors growing more quickly.
Abraxane® is an albumin-bound form of paclitaxel. Albumin is a protein found in the blood. Paclitaxel is a plant alkaloid derived from the bark of the Pacific Yew tree.
Aflibercept is a monoclonal antibody that targets to the protein called vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A), VEGF-B and placental growth factor (PIGF), thereby inhibiting the binding of these proteins to its receptors.
Arsenic trioxide is a natural element that is used to treat patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia. The mechanisms of arsenic trioxide on cancer cell death is not clearly understood.
Azacitidine is classified as an anticancer antimetabolites. This drug kills abnormal blood cells in bone marrow that have grown too fast and do not work properly.
Bendamustine is an alkylating agent that exerts its anticancer activity by reacting with DNA and interfering with DNA replication and cell division. This stops the growth and spread of cancer cell in the body.
Bortezomib is a proteasome inhibitor. A proteasome is an enzyme that is responsible for breaking down proteins in cells. By blocking the action of proteasome, waste proteins build up in myeloma cells, and cause them to die.
Adcetris® is an antibody-drug conjugate combining a cytotoxic agent with a selective monoclonal antibody, which targets a protein called CD30 on the surface of some lymphoma cells, and delivers a cytotoxic agent to destroy the cancer cells.
Busulfan is an alkylating agent that exerts its anticancer activity by reacting with DNA and interfering with DNA replication and cell division. This stops the growth and spread of cancer cell in the body.
Cabazitaxel is a synthetic analogue of taxane, a nature product derived from the needles of the European yew tree. This medicine inhibits the action of proteins called microtubules for cell division, thus stopping cancer cells from separating into two new cells, eventually causing cell death.