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.

octreotide pamoate
A synthetic long-acting octapeptide analogue of endogenous somatostatin. Octreotide pamoate binds to somatostatin receptors expressed by some neuroendocrine and non-neuroendocrine tumor cells, thereby initiating somatostatin receptor-mediated apoptosis. Other possible antineoplastic activities of this agent include suppression of tumor angiogenesis and tumor growth-promoting insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:octreotide pamoate LAR(SMS 201-995)
US brand name:OncoLAR
Sandostatin pamoate
Sandostatin pamoate LAR
Code name:SMS 201-995 pa
SMS 201-995 pa LAR