SU011248

A drug used to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) that have not responded to treatment with imatinib mesylate (Gleevec). SU011248 is also used to treat advanced kidney cancer and is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor inhibitor, and angiogenesis inhibitor. Also called sunitinib, sunitinib malate, SU11248, and Sutent.

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