Erlotinib hydrochloride. Definition

Medical Definition: Erlotinib hydrochloride

A drug used to treat certain types of lung cancer non-small cell. Also used with gemcitabine to treat pancreatic cancer and is being studied in the treatment of other cancers. Erlotinib hydrochloride is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor factor receptor (EGFR, for its acronym in English). Also called CP-358, 774, erlotinib, OSI-774, and Tarceva.

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