BAY 43-9006

Definition / meaning of BAY 43-9006

A drug used to treat advanced kidney cancer and a type of liver cancer that cannot be removed by surgery. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. BAY 43-9006 stops cells from dividing and may prevent the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. It is a type of kinase inhibitor and a type of antiangiogenesis agent. Also called Nexavar, sorafenib, and sorafenib tosylate.

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

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