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.
- anti-androgen siRNA SXL01
A small-interfering RNA (siRNA) directed against androgen receptor (AR), with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon administration of anti-AR siRNA SXL01, the siRNAs bind to AR mRNAs, which may result in the inhibition of translation of the AR protein. By preventing AR expression, AR-mediated signaling is decreased, which leads to growth inhibition for AR-expressing tumor cells. AR, overexpressed in a variety of cancers, is involved in cellular proliferation and survival. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Code name: SXL 01