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View in Spanish: Axitinib

Axitinib (AX-ih-TIH-nib)
A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Axitinib blocks growth factor receptors and may prevent the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. It is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor and a type of angiogenesis inhibitor.

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