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.

pegdinetanib
A highly specific, synthetic peptide vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) antagonist with potential antiangiogenic activity. Derived from human fibronectin with a proprietary protein engineering process, pegdinetanib may block the activation of VEGFR-2 by all known activating ligands, thereby inhibiting the growth of new tumor blood vessels. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:VEGFR-2 inhibitor peptide CT-322
US brand name:Angiocept
Code name:CT-322