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.

epigallocatechin gallate
A phenolic antioxidant found in a number of plants such as green and black tea. It inhibits cellular oxidation and prevents free radical damage to cells. It is under study as a potential cancer chemopreventive agent. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:(-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate
[(2R,3R)-2-(3,4,5-trihydroxyphenyl)-5,7-dihydroxy-chroman-3-yl] 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate
epigallocatechin-3-gallate
epigallocatechingallate
tea catechin
Abbreviation:EGCG
Chemical structure:(2R-cis)-3,4-dihydro-5,7-dihydroxy-2-(3,4,5-trihydroxyphenyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-3-yl 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate