Afatinib is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Afatinib is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Afatinib may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Gilotrif is a prescription medicine that is given for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. Gilotrif is given to those who have been tested and found to be having certain types of abnormal epidermal growth-factor receptor. This is a type of gene mutation. Gilotrif works by helping to block these cancer causing signals.