azaspirane

Definition / meaning of azaspirane

A substance being studied in the treatment of certain multiple myelomas and other advanced cancers. Azaspirane may block the growth of tumors and may prevent the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. Azaspirane is a type of signal transduction inhibitor and a type of antiangiogenesis agent. Also called atiprimod and SK&F106615.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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