Definition of tepotinib hydrochloride

tepotinib hydrochloride

(teh-POH-tih-nib HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
A drug used to treat adults with non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and has a certain mutation (change) in the MET gene. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Tepotinib hydrochloride blocks a protein made by the MET gene, which may help keep cancer cells from growing and spreading and may kill them. It is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called Tepmetko.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms