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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tris-acryl gelatin microspheres
An embolic particle composed of water-soluble, compressible, nonabsorbable tris-acryl gelatin microspheres, with potential use for embolization. Upon administration, the tris-acryl gelatin microspheres (TAGM) serve as an embolic agent before surgery for highly vascularized areas, such as those seen in certain tumors, by penetrating into the vascular system and blocking blood flow. These microspheres may be used to encapsulate various therapeutic agents; drug-loaded microspheres can then be used as drug delivery vehicles during embolization of tumor vasculature. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:trisacryl gelatin microspheres
Abbreviation:TAGM