ZD1839

Definition / meaning of ZD1839

A drug that is used to treat certain types of non-small cell lung cancer and is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It is a type of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called gefitinib and Iressa.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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