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.

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)