CI-1033

Definition / meaning of CI-1033

A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. CI-1033 blocks the action of proteins called epidermal growth factor receptors, and may cause cancer cells to die. It is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called canertinib and canertinib dihydrochloride.

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

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