Scientific Name: Erlotinib
Brand Name: Tarceva
Company Owner: Osi pharmaceuticals inc
Mechanism Of Action The mechanism of clinical antitumor action of erlotinib is not fully characterized. Erlotinib inhibits the intracellular phosphorylation of tyrosine kinase associated with the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) . Specificity of inhibition with regard to other tyrosine kinase receptors has not been fully characterized. EGFR is expressed on the cell surface of normal cells and cancer cells.
Description of the Drug: Erlotinib is an EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor used to treat certain small cell lung cancers or advanced metastatic pancreatic cancers.
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Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from