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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fluorine 18 F-fludarabine
A radiopharmaceutical containing the purine analog fludarabine that is labeled with the radioisotope fluorine F18 with potential use as a tumor imaging agent upon positron emission tomography (PET). After intravenous administration, the fludarabine is selectively taken up by tumor cells. The radioisotope moiety is detected using PET, which allows imaging and quantification of both the biodistribution of fludarabine and the presence of tumor cells. This could identify tumors and select patients that will likely respond to fludarabine treatment. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:18F-fludarabine
2-[(18)F]fludarabine
fluorine 18 F fludarabine