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NCI Drug Dictionary


HER-2/neu peptide vaccine 
A cancer vaccine comprised of peptides derived from the extracellular domain of the tumor-associated antigen Her-2/neu with potential antineoplastic activity. HER-2/neu peptide vaccine may induce antibodies with anti-tumor activity and may also elicit a specific CD8 T-cell response against specific tumor cell types. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)