Definition of acalabrutinib


A drug used to treat adults with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma and adults with mantle cell lymphoma that has already been treated with at least one other therapy. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Acalabrutinib blocks a protein called BTK, which may help keep cancer cells from growing. It is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called Calquence.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms