NCI Drug Dictionary

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The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

LMP2a-specific cytotoxic T-lymphocytes
A preparation of cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTL), specifically reactive to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) latent membrane protein-2A (LMP2A), with potential antineoplastic activity. T-lymphocytes are exposed ex vivo to dendritic cells (DCs) transfected with a replication-deficient adenovirus encoding EBV LMP2A. Subsequently, LMP2A-specific CTLs are exposed to EBV infected cells transfected with adenovirus encoding LMP2A, thereby further stimulating CTLs. Administered to patients with EBV-positive tumors, LMP2A-specific CTLs target LMP2A-positive cells, resulting in cell lysis and inhibition of cancer cell proliferation. EBV LMP2A may be expressed in various malignancies, including nasopharyngeal carcinoma and Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Abbreviation:LMP2A CTL