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- (seh-DIR-uh-nib) A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Cediranib blocks the growth of new blood vessels needed for tumors to grow and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of angiogenesis inhibitor and a type of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called AZD2171 and Recentin.
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- axitinib, AZD0530, AZD2171, BIBF 1120, CT53518, MLN518, MP470, Recentin, tandutinib, tyrosine kinase inhibitor, tyrosine kinase inhibitor BIBF 1120, vandetanib, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, VEGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor, XL880, Zactima