NCI Drug Dictionary

  • Resize font
  • Print
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

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.

CDK inhibitor SNS-032
A 2-aminothiazole-derived, small-molecule cyclin dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitor with potential antineoplastic activity. CDK inhibitor SNS-032 selectively binds to CDKs 2, 7, and 9, preventing their phosphorylation and activation; inhibition of CDK activity may result in cell cycle arrest, the induction of apoptosis and decreased tumor cell proliferation in susceptible tumor cell populations. This agent has been shown to sensitize radioresistant tumor cells to ionizing radiation. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Code names:BMS-387032
SNS-032