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AFINITOR® (everolimus) Tablets

Treatment With AFINITOR

AFINITOR® (everolimus) Tablets is a once-daily oral prescription medicine used to treat advanced hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, along with the medicine exemestane, in postmenopausal women who have already received certain other medicines for their cancer.

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How AFINITOR Works

  • When you have metastatic HR+, HER2- breast cancer, the hormone estrogen gives your cancer cells the energy they need to grow and spread
  • Hormone therapy limits the amount of estrogen available for tumors to grow
  • Over time, however, your breast cancer can stop responding to hormone therapy and your cancer can start to grow again in other ways

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With combination therapy, you’ll have 2 medicines working together to help you fight your metastatic HR+, HER2- breast cancer in two ways instead of one. AFINITOR® (everolimus) Tablets works in combination with the hormone therapy Aromasin® (also called exemestane) to help delay the growth of metastatic HR+, HER2- breast cancer.

 

AFINITOR also affects noncancerous cells. Although AFINITOR has been studied in patients with metastatic HR+, HER2- breast cancer, how AFINITOR works has only been demonstrated in laboratory studies.