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.

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Ets-family transcription factor inhibitor TK216
A proprietary biologic that inhibits the transcriptional-promoting activity of E26 transformation-specific (Ets, E-twenty-six) family transcription factors, with potential antineoplastic activity. Although the exact mechanism(s) of action through which this agent exerts its effect has yet to be fully elucidated, upon administration, Ets-family transcription factor inhibitor TK216 inhibits transcriptional activation mediated by Ets family proteins, including the oncogenic Ewing sarcoma breakpoint region 1/Friend leukemia virus integration 1 (EWSR1/FLI1; EWS/FLI1) fusion protein. This agent may both inhibit the malignant downstream effects mediated by genomic rearrangements that result in the overexpression of Ets family transcription factors and decrease tumor cell growth and proliferation. A chromosomal translocation t(11;22)(q24;q12) fuses the EWSR1 gene and the FLI1 gene and encodes the EWSR1/FLI1 fusion protein, which is an oncoprotein expressed by peripheral primitive neuroectodermal (pPNET) tumors. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Code name:TK216
TK-216