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NCI Drug Dictionary


dendritic cell-CEA peptide vaccine 
A cancer vaccine consisting of dendritic cells harvested from a patient with cancer and pulsed or transduced with a peptide fragment of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), a tumor-associated antigen expressed by a wide range of cancers. When the altered dendritic cells are returned to the patient, they may stimulate the host immune system to mount a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte immune response against tumor cells expressing CEA. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:CEA peptide-pulsed DC vaccine
CEA peptide-pulsed dendritic cell vaccine
Dendritic cell-carcinoembryonic antigen peptide vaccine