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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

selumetinib  listen  (SEL-yoo-MEH-tih-nib)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of several types of cancer. Selumetinib blocks proteins needed for cell growth and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of protein kinase inhibitor. Also called AZD6244 and MEK inhibitor AZD6244.