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GM2-KLH vaccine 
A cancer vaccine consisting of GM2 ganglioside, a melanoma-specific antigen, conjugated with the immunostimulant keyhole limpet hemocyanin. Vaccination with GM2-KLH vaccine may stimulate the host immune system to mount a cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response against GM2 ganglioside-expressing melanoma cells, resulting in tumor growth inhibition. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:GM2-KLH ganglioside
KLH-conjugated GM2 Ganglioside Vaccine
Abbreviation:GM2-KLH