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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

bi-functional alkylating agent VAL-083 
A bi-functional alkylating agent, with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon administration, VAL-083 crosses the blood brain barrier (BBB) and appears to be selective for tumor cells. This agent alkylates and crosslinks DNA which ultimately leads to a reduction in cancer cell proliferation. In addition, VAL-083 does not show cross-resistance to other conventional chemotherapeutic agents and has a long half-life in the brain. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Code names:VAL083
VAL-083