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.
- tozasertib lactate
The lactate salt of tozasertib, a synthetic, small-molecule Aurora kinase inhibitor with potential antitumor activity. Tozasertib binds to and inhibits Aurora kinases (AKs), thereby inducing apoptosis in tumor cells in which AKs are overexpressed.
AKs, a family of serine-threonine kinases, are essential for mitotic progression, spindle formation, centrosome maturation, chromosomal segregation, and cytokinesis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: Aurora kinase inhibitor MK-0457 Code name: MK-0457
- N-[4-[[4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-6-[(5-methyl-1H-pyrazol-3-yl)amino]pyrimidin-2- yl]sulfanyl]phenyl]cyclopropanecarboxamide (2S)-2-hydroxypropanoate
- propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, (2S)-, compd. with N-[4-[[4-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-6-[(5- methyl-1H-pyrazol-3-yl)amino]-2-pyrimidinyl]thio]phenyl]cyclopropanecarboxamide