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Brand name: Halaven

Chemical name: Eribulin

Class: Microtubule inhibitor chemotherapy.

How it works: Microtubule inhibitors work by interfering with microtubulin, a component of cells; interfering with microtubulin can disrupt cell division and make cancer cells die.

Uses: Halaven is used to treat metastatic breast cancer that did not respond or has stopped responding to other chemotherapies.

How it's given: Halaven is given intravenously.

Additional information: Halaven is made from a sea sponge.

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