Axitinib is a second generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor that works by selectively inhibiting vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFR-1, VEGFR-2, VEGFR-3).[L6676] Through this mechanism of action, axitinib blocks angiogenesis, tumour growth and metastases. It is reported to exhibit potency that is 50-450 times higher than that of the first generation VEGFR inhibitors.[L6676] Axitinib is an indazole derivative.[A179398] It is most commonly marketed under the name Inlyta® and is available in oral formulations.
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