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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


IGF-1R inhibitor OSI-906  listen  (… in-HIH-bih-ter ...)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. It blocks a protein called IGF-1R, which is found at high levels in some types of tumors. IGF-1R is needed for cell growth and blocking it may cause tumor cells to die. IGF-1R inhibitor OSI-906 is a type of IGF-1R inhibitor. Also called OSI-906.