OSI-906

Definition / meaning of OSI-906

A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. It blocks a protein called IGF-1R, which is found at high levels in some types of tumors. IGF-1R is needed for cell growth and blocking it may cause tumor cells to die. OSI-906 is a type of IGF-1R inhibitor. Also called IGF-1R inhibitor OSI-906.

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

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