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