NCI Drug Dictionary
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.
A recombinant form of the endogenous human keratinocyte growth factor. Palifermin binds to epithelial cell surface receptors in the lining of the mouth and gastrointestinal tract, resulting in stimulation of epithelial cell proliferation, differentiation and upregulation of cytoprotective mechanisms. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms: growth factor, recombinant human keratinocyte
keratinocyte growth factor, recombinant human
recombinant human keratinocyte growth factor
rhu keratinocyte growth factor
US brand name: Kepivance Abbreviation: rhKGF