Treating certain types of advanced or metastatic lung cancer. It is also used to treat certain types of pancreatic cancer in combination with another medicine (gemcitabine). Tarceva is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. It works by helping to stop cancer cells from growing.
Tarceva is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer as well as pancreatic cancer when combined with certain drugs. Tarceva works by slowing down the cancerous cell growth and binding certain proteins in the tumor.