"Investigators in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have uncovered a connection between how tumor cells use energy from metabolic processes and the aggressiveness of the most common form of kidney cancer, clear cell renal cell carcin"...
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TEMSIROLIMUS - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Torisel
USES: This medication is used to treat kidney cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. It is usually given once a week (over 30 to 60 minutes) or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition, interacting drugs, and response to treatment.
Your doctor may direct you to receive another medication (e.g., diphenhydramine) before the injection to help prevent side effects (infusion reactions).
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, mark the days on the calendar when you need to receive the medication.
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while being treated with this medication unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Grapefruit can increase the amount of certain medications in your bloodstream. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
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