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brigatinib (06-9-2017)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: brigatinib (bri-GA-ti-nib) Trade Name: Alunbrig For which conditions is this drug approved? Brigatinib is used for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a certain type of abnormal anaplastic lymphoma... Continue Reading

Bavencio® (06-9-2017)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: avelumab Trade Name: Bavencio® For which conditions is this drug approved? Bavencio is approved for patients with a certain type of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma. It is also approved for patients... Continue Reading

brentuximab vedotin (01-12-2016)

Class: Biological Therapy and Chemotherapy Generic Name: brentuximab vedotin Trade Name: Adcetris® How is this drug used? Adcetris is used for the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma that has progressed after autologous stem cell transplant or has progressed... Continue Reading

Bone marrow harvesting (12-22-2015)

A surgical procedure in which doctors insert long needles through the skin to withdraw bone marrow from the crests of the pelvic bones. Donors receive general or spinal anesthesia for the procedure.  Read More →

Benlysta® (12-21-2015)

Class: Immunotherapy Generic Name: belimumab Trade Name: Benlysta® For which conditions is this drug approved? Benlysta is approved to treat adults with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) who are receiving other lupus medicines. What... Continue Reading

belimumab (12-21-2015)

Class: Immunotherapy Generic Name: belimumab Trade Name: Benlysta® For which conditions is this drug approved? Benlysta is approved to treat adults with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) who are receiving other lupus medicines. What... Continue Reading

BCR-ABL gene mutation analysis (12-7-2015)

Sometimes new changes (mutations) develop in the part of the BCR-ABL gene that makes the BCR-ABL protein. These mutations change the shape of the BCR-ABL protein, affecting how and which targeted cancer drugs can bind to it to block the growth signals.... Continue Reading

BCR-ABL (12-7-2015)

The exchange of genetic information that produces the Philadelphia chromosome brings together two genes: the BCR (breakpoint cluster region) gene on chromosome 22 and the ABL (Ableson leukemia virus) gene on chromosome 9.  The combination of these two... Continue Reading

Bone Marrow (12-7-2015)

The soft, sponge-like tissue in the center of most bones where blood cells are made.  Read More →

Blood stem cell (12-7-2015)

An immature cell from which other types of blood cells develop.  Read More →

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