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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



brivanib alaninate  listen  (brih-VAN-ib a-luh-NIH-nayt)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. Brivanib alaninate may prevent the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 inhibitor and a type of antiangiogenesis agent.