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.

linifanib
An orally bioavailable, small-molecule receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibitor with potential antineoplastic activity. Linifanib inhibits members of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) receptor families; it exhibits much less activity against unrelated RTKs, soluble tyrosine kinases, or serine/threonine kinases. This agent does not have a general antiproliferative effect due to its high dose requirement. However, linifanib may exhibit potent antiproliferative and apoptotic effects on tumor cells whose proliferation is dependent on mutant kinases, such as fms-related tyrosine kinase receptor-3 (FLT3). Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:multitargeted receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor ABT-869
Code name:ABT-869
Chemical structure:N-[4-(3-amino-1H-indazol-4-yl)phenyl]-N1-(2-fluoro-5-methylphenyl) urea