Afinitor. Definition

Medical Definition: Afinitor

A drug used to treat kidney cancer in advanced stage who did not respond to treatment with certain other anticancer drugs. It is also being studied in the treatment of other cancers. Afinitor prevents the multiplication of cancer cells and may block the formation of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. It also decreases the immune system responses. It is a type of immunosuppressant and a type of antiangiogenesis agent. Also called RAD001 everolimus.

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