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Verzenio (ver-ZEH-nee-oh) is a drug used to treat hormone-receptor positive (HR+), HER2-negative (HER2-) breast cancer that is advanced or has spread to other parts of the body.

Clinical use

  • It is used with an aromatase inhibitor in postmenopausal women who have not been treated with hormone therapy.
  • It is used with fulvestrant in women whose disease got worse after treatment with hormone therapy.
  • Verzenio is also used alone in men and women whose disease got worse after treatment with hormone therapy and previous chemotherapy.
  • It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.
  • Verzenio blocks certain proteins, which may help keep cancer cells from growing. It is a type of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor.

Other names

Also called abemaciclib.

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