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View in Spanish: Clorhidrato de erlotinib

Erlotinib hydrochloride (er-LOH-ty-nib HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
A drug used to treat certain types of non-small cell lung cancer. It is also used together with gemcitabine to treat pancreatic cancer and is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Erlotinib hydrochloride is a type of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called CP-358,774, erlotinib, OSI-774, and Tarceva.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.