Lapatinib is classified as a signal transduction inhibitor - tyrosine kinase inhibitor, inhibitor of EGFR and HER2. Lapatinib is marketed as Tykerb and is used in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer that is HER-2 positive. The drug may also be used in combination with other chemotherapy drugs or for the treatment of other cancers.
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