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NCI Drug Dictionary

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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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carboxyamidotriazole
An orally-active agent with potential antineoplastic activity. Carboxyamidotriazole binds to and inhibits non-voltage-operated Ca2+ channels, blocking both Ca2+ influx into cells and Ca2+ release from intracellular stores and resulting in the disruption of calcium channel-mediated signal transduction and inhibition of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling, endothelial proliferation, and angiogenesis. This agent may also inhibit tumor cell growth, invasion and metastasis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:carboxyamido-triazole
carboxyaminoimidazole
Abbreviation:CAI
Code name:L651582
Chemical structure:
  • 1H-1,2,3-Triazole-4-carboxamide, 5-amino-1-((3,5-dichloro-4(4-chlorobenzoyl)phenyl)methyl)
  • 5-Amino-1-((3,5-dichloro-4-(4-chlorobenzoyl)phenyl)methyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxamide