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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



MET/VEGFR-2 inhibitor GSK1363089  listen  (…. in-HIH-bih-ter ….)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. MET/VEGFR-2 inhibitor GSK1363089 blocks enzymes involved in the growth and spread of tumor cells. It may also prevent the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. It is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor and a type of antiangiogenesis agent. Also called foretinib and XL880.