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.

bone metastasis targeting peptide-11
A peptide that mimics naturally occurring interleukin-11 (IL-11) with interleukin receptor binding activity. Upon administration, bone metastasis targeting peptide-11 (BMTP-11) binds to interleukin-11 receptor alpha (IL-11Ra) BMTP-11. This agent might be used to deliver therapeutic agents specifically to IL-11Ra-expressing tumor cells while sparing normal cells. IL-11Ra is a cell surface receptor that may be overexpressed by osteosarcoma cells and by prostate cancer cells in prostate cancer bone metastases. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)