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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


vascular endothelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor  listen  (VAS-kyoo-ler EN-doh-THEE-lee-ul grothe FAK-ter reh-SEP-ter TY-ruh-seen KY-nays in-HIH-bih-ter)

  A substance that blocks an enzyme needed to form blood vessels. Also called VEGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor.