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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

carcinoembryonic antigen peptide 1 
A nine amino acid peptide fragment of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), a protein that is overexpressed in several cancer cell types, including gastrointestinal, breast, and non-small cell lung. Autologous vaccination with activated autologous dendritic cells (DC) or peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) which have been exposed to CEA peptide 1 in vitro may stimulate the host immune system to mount a cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response against tumor cells expressing CEA, thereby inhibiting tumor growth. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:CAP-1
Carcinoembryonic Antigen Peptide-1
Carcinoembryonic Peptide-1
CEA Peptide 1
CEA Peptide 9-mer