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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liposomal vinorelbine tartrate
A formulation of the tartrate salt form of vinorelbine, a semisynthetic vinca alkaloid, encapsulated within liposomes, with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon intravenous administration, vinorelbine binds to tubulin within tumor cells and prevents the formation of the mitotic spindle, resulting in cell cycle arrest, induction of apoptosis and an inhibition of tumor cell growth. Compared to the administration of vinorelbine alone, the liposomal formulation improves drug penetration into tumors and decreases drug clearance, thereby increasing vinorelbine's efficacy while lowering the toxicity profile. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Code name:TLC-178