CCI-779. Definition

Medical Definition: CCI-779

A drug used to treat renal cell carcinoma (a type of kidney cancer) at an advanced stage. It is also being studied in the treatment of other cancers. CCI-779 blocks a protein involved in cell division and may kill cancer cells. Is a type of rapamycin analog and a type of kinase inhibitor of serine / threonine. Also called temsirolimus and Torisel.

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