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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An orally bioavailable inhibitor of the human epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase ErbB-2 (also called HER2) with potential antineoplastic activity. Tucatinib selectively binds to and inhibits the phosphorylation of ErbB-2, which may prevent the activation of ErbB-2 signal transduction pathways, resulting in growth inhibition and death of ErbB-2-expressing tumor cells. ErbB-2 is overexpressed in a variety of cancers and plays an important role in cellular proliferation and differentiation. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

US brand name:Tukysa
Code name:ARRY-380
Chemical structure:N6-(4,4-dimethyl-4,5-dihydrooxazol-2-yl)-N4-(3-methyl-4-((1,2,4)triazolo(1,5-a)pyridin-7-yloxy)phenyl)quinazoline-4,6-diamine