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Drugs for the Treatment of Skin Cancer : Trade Names and Generic Names

This section has a list of generic name(s) and the several brand name(s) of the drugs used for the treatment of Cancer of Skin (Skin Cancer ). Its purpose is to provide doctors and consumers a ready reckoner to find the relevant drugs.
The information helps you learn more about the generic drug, including its brand name(s), price, dosage, side effects, adverse events, how to take and appropriate times to take it by simply click on the drugs. Plus there are FAQs too about each drug.


Aldesleukin is a cancer-treating drug prescribed for treating advanced kidney cancer or renal cell carcinoma and metastatic skin cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.


Avelumab is a programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) blocking antibody which is prescribed to treat adult and pediatric patients of 12 years and older who suffer from advanced Merkel-cell carcinoma that has spread to other parts of the body.


Binimetinib tablets are prescribed in combination with encorafenib for treating adult patients with a specific type of skin cancer known as melanoma which either cannot be removed by surgery or has moved to other parts of the body.


Cemiplimab-rwlc is prescribed to treat cutaneous squamous skin cancer with tumors that are either locally advanced or that have moved to other body parts.


Cobimetinib is a kinase inhibitor used in combination with another drug vemurafenib for treating patients with melanoma that cannot be operated or melanoma that spread to other parts of the body.


Encorafenib capsules for oral use are prescribed along with binimetinib for treating advanced melanoma which either cannot be removed by surgery or has moved to other parts of the body, in adult patients with BRAF V600E or V600K mutation confirmed by an FDA-approved test.


Ipilimumab is a monoclonal antibody, prescribed for melanoma (a type of skin cancer).


Mogamulizumab-kpkc is used to treat mycosis fungoides or Sézary syndrome in adult patients whose disease condition returns after treatment with at least one prescribed chemotherapy regimen.


Panobinostat capsules are used in combination with drugs such as bortezomib and dexamethasone, to treat multiple myeloma.


Pembrolizumab injection is prescribed to treat different types of cancer such as Melanoma or skin cancer Non-Small-Cell lung cancer (NSCLC) Head and neck cancer Urothelial carcinoma (Cancer of the bladder and urinary tract) Hodgkin’s disease (Cancer of the immune system) Colorectal cancer (Cancer of the large intestine) Pembrolizumab is a monoclonal antibody chosen to treat cancers in the following situations.

Talimogene laherparepvec

Talimogene laherparepvec is an oncolytic (against cancer) virus which is genetically modified to treat non-operable local skin lesions in patients with recurrent melanoma after the initial surgery.

Vemurafenib Tablet

Vemurafenib Tablet is a BRAF enzyme inhibitor, prescribed for malignant melanoma.


Vorinostat is a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, prescribed for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL, a type of cancer).

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