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NCI Drug Dictionary


radiosensitizer RRx-001 
A dinitroazetidine derivative with potential radiosensitizing activity. Upon administration, RRx-001 is able to dilate blood vessels, thereby increasing tumor blood flow and thus improving oxygenation to the tumor site. By increasing oxygen levels, these tumor cells may be more susceptible to radiation therapy. Tumor hypoxia is correlated with tumor aggressiveness, metastasis and resistance to radiotherapy. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Code name:RRx-001