vascular disrupting agent


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vascular disrupting agent

Any of a class of medications used to destroy the blood supply of malignant tumors.
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OXiGENE believes that ZYBRESTAT is poised to become an important product in a novel class of small-molecule drug candidates called vascular disrupting agents (VDAs).
Vascular disrupting agents such as CYT997, that damage or inhibit the formation of tumor blood vessels, have the potential for significant anti-cancer activity," said Dr.
This key finding differentiates CYT997 from other vascular disrupting agents currently in development which can only be administered intravenously, limiting their clinical utility.
Zybrestat, a vascular disrupting agent, targets and collapses tumour vasculature, thereby depriving the tumour of oxygen and causing death of tumour cells.

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