crizotinib

Definition / meaning of crizotinib

An orally bioavailable agent belonging to the class of c-met/hepatocyte growth factor receptor (HGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors with potential antineoplastic activity. MET tyrosine kinase inhibitor PF-02341066 inhibits the membrane receptor MET and activation of the MET signaling pathway, which may block tumor cell growth, migration and invasion, and tumor angiogenesis in susceptible tumor cell populations.

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

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