NCI Drug Dictionary

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.

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fluorine F 18-azafol
A radioconjugate containing a folic acid receptor (FR; folate receptor) tracer labeled with fluorine F 18, with potential use for FR-expressing tumor imaging using positron emission tomography (PET). Upon administration of fluorine F 18-azafol, the azafol moiety selectively targets and binds to FR. This allows the visualization of tumor cells expressing FR using PET. FR is overexpressed on certain tumor cell types. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:[18F]-azafol
3'-Aza-2'-[(18)F]fluorofolic acid
fluorine F 18 azafol