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.

carbon C 14 selumetinib
A radioconjugate containing the orally available selumetinib, an inhibitor of mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK or MAPK/ERK kinase) types 1 and 2, labeled with the radioisotope carbon C 14. Upon oral administration, selumetinib selectively inhibits MEK1/2, which prevents the activation of MEK1/2 dependent effector proteins and transcription factors. This leads to an inhibition of cellular proliferation in MEK1/2-overexpressing tumor cells. MEK 1 and 2 are dual-specificity kinases that are essential mediators in the activation of the RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK pathway and are often upregulated in various cancer cells. Selumetinib radiolabeled with carbon C-14 may be used as a radiotracer for pharmacokinetic studies of this agent, including its absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME). Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Abbreviation:[14C] selumetinib