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.

cediranib maleate
The maleate salt of an indole ether quinazoline derivative with antineoplastic activities. Competing with adenosine triphosphate, cediranib binds to and inhibits all three vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR-1,-2,-3) tyrosine kinases, thereby blocking VEGF-signaling, angiogenesis, and tumor cell growth. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:AZD2171 maleate
US brand name:Recentin
Foreign brand name:Recentin
Code name:AZD2171
Chemical structure:
  • 4-[(4-fluoro-2-methyl-1H-indol-5-yl)oxy]-6-methoxy-7-[3-(pyrrolidin-1- yl)propoxy]quinazoline (2Z)-but-2-enedioate
  • quinazoline, 4-[(4-fluoro-2-methyl-1H-indol-5-yl)oxy]-6-methoxy-7-[3-(1- pyrrolidinyl)propoxy]-, (2Z)-2-butenedioate (1:1)