Torisel is a medicine used to treat patients with the following types of cancer:
- advanced renal cell carcinoma (a kidney cancer). ‘Advanced’ means that the cancer has started to spread;
- mantle cell lymphoma (a cancer of B cells, a type of white blood cell). Torisel is used in adults when the lymphoma has come back after previous treatment or if other treatments have not worked.
These diseases are rare, and Torisel was designated an ‘orphan medicine’ (a medicine used in rare diseases) on various dates.
Torisel contains the active substance temsirolimus.
Torisel : EPAR - Summary for the public (PDF/84.95 KB)
First published: 22/09/2009
Last updated: 12/04/2018
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Pfizer Europe MA EEIG
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Boulevard de la Plaine 17
20/06/2022 Torisel - EMEA/H/C/000799 - IB/0087
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Torisel is indicated for the first-line treatment of adult patients with advanced renal-cell carcinoma (RCC) who have at least three of six prognostic risk factors.
Torisel is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed and / or refractory mantle-cell lymphoma (MCL).
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