US Brand Name(s): Torisel

Use in Cancer Treatment

Temsirolimus has authorization to treat the following conditions:

Advanced renal cell carcinoma (a form of kidney cancer).

Temsirolimus is also under research for use in the treatment of various cancers.

Detailed scientific definition- Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary 

Temsirolimus  Information on MedlinePlus – A summary of key information regarding this medicine in layman’s terms, which may contain the following:

cautions about this medicine, what it’s in use for and how it’s in use, what you should tell your doctor before taking it, what you should know about it before using it, other drugs that might interact with it, and possible negative effects

Drugs are frequently under investigation to see whether they can assist treat or prevent conditions other than those for which they have authorization. Only authorized uses of the medication come under this patient information leaflet. Much of the material, though, might also apply to authorized uses that are under investigation.