NCI Drug Dictionary
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.
A monoclonal antibody directed against cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA4), an antigen that is expressed on activated T-cells and exhibits affinity for B7 co-stimulatory molecules. By binding CTLA4, ipilimumab enhances T-cell activation and blocks B7-1 and B7-2 T-cell co-stimulatory pathways. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms: anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 monoclonal antibody
monoclonal antibody CTLA-4
US brand name: Yervoy Abbreviation: MDX-CTLA-4 Code names: BMS-734016