Definition of neratinib maleate

neratinib maleate

(neh-RA-tih-nib MAY-lee-AYT)
A drug used alone or with capecitabine to treat adults with certain types of HER2-positive breast cancer that have already been treated. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Neratinib maleate blocks certain proteins, which may help keep cancer cells from growing and may kill them. It is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called Nerlynx.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms