R788 sodium

Definition / meaning of R788 sodium

A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer and certain other diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. It may block tumor cell signaling and growth. It is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called fostamatinib disodium and Syk kinase inhibitor R-935788.

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

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