Definition of duvelisib


A drug used to treat adults with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma that came back or did not get better after treatment with at least two other therapies. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Duvelisib blocks certain proteins, which may help keep cancer cells from growing and may kill them. It is a type of kinase inhibitor. Also called Copiktra.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms