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View in Spanish: Inhibidor de la tirosina cinasa BIBF 1120

Tyrosine kinase inhibitor BIBF 1120 (TY-ruh-seen KY-nays in-HIH-bih-ter)
A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Tyrosine kinase inhibitor BIBF 1120 blocks enzymes needed for cells to grow, 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 antiangiogenesis agent. Also called BIBF 1120.

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