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.

fludeoxyglucose F 18
A positron-emitting radiopharmaceutical containing radioactive 2-deoxy-2-[18F] fluoro-D-glucose. With similar cell uptake as glucose (high in tumor cells), fludeoxyglucose F 18 is not dephosphorylated and further metabolized. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:Fluorine-18 2-Fluoro-2-deoxy-D-Glucose
fluorodeoxyglucose F 18
Chemical structure:
  • 2-F18-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose
  • 2-F18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose