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.

decitabine and cedazuridine
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An orally available combination agent containing the cytidine deaminase (CDA) inhibitor E7727 and the cytidine antimetabolite decitabine, with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon oral administration of decitabine and cedazuridine, the CDA inhibitor E7727 binds to and inhibits CDA, an enzyme primarily found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and liver that catalyzes the deamination of cytidine and cytidine analogs. This prevents the breakdown of decitabine, increasing its bioavailability and efficacy while decreasing GI toxicity due to the administration of lower doses of decitabine. Decitabine exerts its antineoplastic activity through the incorporation of its triphosphate form into DNA, which inhibits DNA methyltransferase and results in hypomethylation of DNA. This interferes with DNA replication and decreases tumor cell growth. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:CDA inhibitor E7727/decitabine combination agent ASTX727
US brand name:Inqovi
Code name:ASTX727