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 F 18 dabrafenib
A radioconjugate containing dabrafenib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor of the V600 mutated version of the B-raf (BRAF) protein and labeled with the positron-emitting isotope fluorine F 18 with potential prostate tumor imaging upon positron emission tomography (PET). Upon administration, the dabrafenib moiety of fluorine F 18 dabrafenib specifically targets and binds to the BRAF V600-mutated form, expressed on tumor cells, thereby allowing the visualization of tumor cells expressing BRAF V600 upon PET. BRAF is constitutively activated in a variety of cancers due to BRAF gene mutations. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:[F18]dabrafenib