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.
An autologous cancer vaccine derived from tumor-specific gp96 heat shock proteins. Heat shock proteins chaperone peptides through the endoplasmic reticulum, are key regulators of dendritic cell maturation, migration and antigen processing, and are involved in T-cell activation. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms: autologous gp96 heat shock protein peptide complex vaccine
gp96 HSP-peptide complex
heat shock protein peptide complex-96
US brand name: Oncophage Code name: HSPPC-96