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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



cediranib maleate  listen  (seh-DEER-uh-nib MAY-lee-AYT)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Cediranib maleate may prevent the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antiangiogenesis agent and a type of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called AZD2171 and Recentin.