Bortezomib interferes with the growth of some cancer cells and keeps them from spreading in your body. Bortezomib is used to treat multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma. Bortezomib is sometimes given after other cancer medications have been tried without successful treatment. Bortezomib may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Velcade is a chemotherapy medication used to treat cancers such as multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). The treatment works by slowing the spread and growth of the cancerous cells.