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Shrinking Brain Tumors and a Whole Lot More
It started out as a drug to combat organ rejection in transplant patients. Everolimus now has many uses, including treating various types of cancer. And the list of its applications is expanding.
FDA Approves Children's Brain Tumor Drug
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved Afinitor Disperz (everolimus tablets for oral suspension), a new pediatric dosage form of the anti-cancer drug Afinitor (everolimus) used to treat a rare brain tumor called subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA).
Child’s Dosage Approved For Cancer Rx
A rare type of brain tumor called SEGA ( subependymal giant cell astrocytoma ) can appear in children. The drug designed to take on this cancer is too strong for young patients. Now a new children’s dosage of a medication has been approved.