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What is Alecensa used to treat?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 28, 2020.

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Alecensa, also known by the generic name of alectinib, is a cancer medicine in the class of drugs known as multikinase inhibitors. Alecensa is used to treat ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has spread to other parts of the body (metastasized). Alecensa is usually given after another medicine has been tried but did not fully work.

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