Definition of pemigatinib


A drug used to treat adults with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) that is locally advanced and cannot be removed by surgery or has spread and has certain changes in the structure of a gene called FGFR2. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Pemigatinib blocks a protein called FGFR, which may help keep cancer cells from growing and may kill them. It is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called Pemazyre.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms