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.

fluorescence imaging agent EMI-137
A water-soluble compound composed of a 26-amino acid cyclic peptide targeting the human hepatocyte growth factor receptor (c-MET) conjugated to a cyanine-based fluorescent dye, with potential fluorescent imaging activity. Upon administration of EMI-137, the peptide moiety specifically targets and binds to the human tyrosine kinase receptor c-Met, which is often overexpressed on cancer cells. Upon imaging, the cancer cells can be visualized. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Code name:EMI-137