Pronunciation: (TEM-sih-ROH-lih-mus)

A drug used to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma (a type of kidney cancer). It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Temsirolimus blocks a protein involved in cell division, and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of rapamycin analog and a type of serine/threonine kinase inhibitor. Also called CCI-779 and Torisel.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2005-05-23 Date last modified: 2008-03-13Temsirolimus