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Everolimus

Everolimus is a type of medication called a kinase inhibitor and is sold under a variety of brand names including Afinitor.

Everolimus is designed to interfere with the way a protein called mTOR works. The protein mTOR (also called enzyme kinase) makes cells divide and grow, and it is often overactive in cancer cells.

Everolimus is used to treat a variety of cancers and tumours.

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