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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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ramucirumab
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A recombinant, fully human monoclonal antibody directed against human vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR-2) with antiangiogenesis activity. Ramucirumab specifically binds to and inhibits VEGFR-2, which may result in an inhibition of tumor angiogenesis and a decrease in tumor nutrient supply. VEGFR-2 is a pro-angiogenic growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase expressed by endothelial cells. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:anti-VEGFR-2 fully human monoclonal antibody IMC-1121B
US brand name:Cyramza
Code name:IMC-1121B
LY3009806
Chemical structure:
  • immunoglobulin G1, anti-(human vascular endothelial growth factor receptor type VEGFR-2 extracellular domain) (human monoclonal IMC-1121B γ-chain), disulfide with human monoclonal IMC-1121B κ-chain, dimer
  • immunoglobulin G1, anti-(vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (EC 2.7.10.1 or protein-tyrosine kinase receptor Flk-1 or CD309 antigen) extracellular domain); human monoclonal IMC-1121B γ1 heavy chain (219-214')-disulfide with human monoclonal IMC-1121B κ light chain (225-225'':228-228'')-bisdisulfide dimer