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View in Spanish: Fostamatinib disódico

Fostamatinib disodium (FOS-tuh-MA-tih-nib dy-SOH-dee-um)
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 R788 sodium and Syk kinase inhibitor R-935788.

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