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View in Spanish: Inhibidor del MEK AZD6244

MEK inhibitor AZD6244 ( in-HIH-bih-ter)
A substance being studied in the treatment of several types of cancer. MEK inhibitor AZD6244 blocks proteins needed for cell growth and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of protein kinase inhibitor. Also called AZD6244.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.