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Telotristat (Xermelo™)

Telotristat is used to treat diarrhea associated with carcinoid syndrome, which is seen in patients with carcinoid or neuroendocrine tumors. These tumors cause the body to overproduce certain hormones, including serotonin, which leads to symptoms, known as "carcinoid syndrome". Overproduction of serotonin causes diarrhea. Telotristat is a medication that inhibits tryptophan hydroxylase which, in turn, reduces the production of serotonin. Telotristat is often used in combination with another type of medication, called a somatostatin analog (octreotide, lanreotide).

Ribociclib (Kisqali®)

Ribociclib is a medication used in combination with another medication, called an aromatase inhibitor. It inhibits cyclin D1/CDK4 and CDK6, which are enzymes that promote cell division and multiplication in cancer cells. This slows the growth of the tumor. These medications are given together because they can keep metastatic cancer from growing for longer periods of time.

First Bite Syndrome

First bite syndrome is a side effect of head and neck cancer that causes pain in the mouth when salivating or taking the first bites of food during a meal or snack. 


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Skin cream usage for radiation-related skin reactions: An internet-based survey
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I Wish U Knew is a video series featuring oncology professionals and survivors discussing what they wish patients and the public knew about cancer.