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.

recombinant transforming growth factor-beta-2
A recombinant polypeptide chemically identical to or similar to the endogenous cytokine transforming growth factor-beta-2 (TGF-beta-2). TGF-beta-2 modulates cell growth and immune function and may promote or inhibit tumor growth, depending on the tumor cell type. TGF-beta-2 may also suppress host immune system recognition of and/or response to tumor cells. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:glioblastoma-derived T-cell suppressor factor
transforming growth factor-beta 2
Abbreviation:rTGF-beta-2
Acronym:TGF-beta 2