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Glossary: PEG-interferon alfa-2a, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

PEG-interferon alfa-2a

(peg-IN-ter-FEER-on AL-fuh ...)

A drug used to treat hepatitis C infections. It is also being studied in the treatment and prevention of cancer. It is a cytokine that is modified in the laboratory. It is a type of biological response modifier. Also called Pegasys.