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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

velafermin 
A recombinant human fibroblast growth factor-20 (rhFGF-20) protein with pro-proliferative activity. Velafermin stimulates DNA synthesis and cell proliferation, specifically promoting epithelial and mesenchymal cell proliferation, and may prevent radiation or chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:recombinant human fibroblast growth factor-20
rhFGF-20
Acronym:rhFGF-20
Code name:CG53135-05