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.

PVA microporous hydrospheres
An embolic material composed of microspheres of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) polymers. These water-soluble, compressible microspheres may be used to encapsulate various therapeutic agents; drug-loaded microspheres can then be used as a drug delivery vehicle during embolization of tumor vasculature. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Bead Block Compressible Microspheres