NCI Drug Dictionary

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The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

sorafenib tosylate
Patient Information The tosylate salt of sorafenib, a synthetic compound targeting growth signaling and angiogenesis. Sorafenib blocks the enzyme RAF kinase, a critical component of the RAF/MEK/ERK signaling pathway that controls cell division and proliferation; in addition, sorafenib inhibits the VEGFR-2/PDGFR-beta signaling cascade, thereby blocking tumor angiogenesis. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:BAY 43-9006
BAY 43-9006 Tosylate Salt
US brand name:Nexavar
Abbreviation:SFN
Code name:BAY 54-9085
Chemical structures:2-pyridinecarboxamide, 4-[4-[[[[4-chloro-3- trifluoromethyl)phenyl]amino]carbonyl]amino]phenoxy]-N-methyl-
4-(4-(3-(4-chloro-3-trifluoromethylphenyl)ureido)phenoxy)pyridine-2-carboxyllic acid methyamide-4-methylbenzenesulfonate tosylate