Abemaciclib

CAS 1231929-97-7

About the API

Systematic name N-{5-[(4-ethylpiperazin-1-yl)methyl]pyridin-2-yl}-5-fluoro-4-[4-fluoro-2-methyl-1-(propan-2-yl)-1H-1,3-benzodiazol-6-yl]pyrimidin-2-amine
Trade name(s) Verzenio
Molecular Weight 506.59 g/mol
Physical properties Small Molecule
Therapeutic category Oncology
Available formulations Oral Solid

General Information

Abemaciclib is an antitumor agent and dual inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases 4  and 6 (CDK6) that are involved in the cell cycle and promotion of cancer cell growth in case of unregulated activity. Abemaciclib is either given alone in patients who has undergone endocrine therapy and chemotherapy after the metastasis of cancer, or in combination with Fulvestrant. Following oral treatment in patients with HR-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, abemaciclib demonstrated increased progression-free survival rates and objective response rates. Abemaciclib has been used in trials studying the treatment of melanoma, lymphoma, neoplasm, solid tumor, and glioblastoma.