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View in Spanish: PF-02341066

A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. It blocks enzymes that cancer cells need to grow and spread. It may also prevent the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. It is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor and a type of antiangiogenesis agent. Also called MET tyrosine kinase inhibitor PF-02341066.

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