RTA 744

Definition / meaning of RTA 744

A substance being studied in the treatment of adult brain tumors. RTA 744 crosses the blood-brain barrier and blocks an enzyme needed for cancer growth. It is a type of topoisomerase inhibitor. Also called topoisomerase II inhibitor RTA 744.

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

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