Palbociclib is a type of targeted therapy drug called a kinase inhibitor (blocker). A kinase is a protein that can help cells in the body grow and divide. Palbociclib blocks the kinase protein. This helps to slow cancer growing or spreading.
You take palbociclib with a hormonal therapy drug. Palbociclib works with the hormonal therapy drug to slow the cancer growing and spreading.
During treatment you usually see a cancer doctor, a specialist nurse, or a specialist pharmacist. This is who we mean when we mention doctor, nurse or pharmacist in this information.
Your doctor will talk to you about this treatment and its possible side effects before you agree (consent) to have treatment.