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.
- carbon C 11 martinostat
A radioconjugate composed of martinostat, a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, labeled with the positron-emitting isotope carbon C 11, with potential use in imaging via positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Upon intravenous administration of carbon C 11 martinostat, the martinostat moiety targets and binds to HDAC on tumor cells. Upon PET/MRI imaging, this radioligand may allow for the assessment of HDAC-expressing tumor cells. HDACs, upregulated in many tumor cell types, are a family of metalloenzymes responsible for the deacetylation of chromatin histone proteins. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)