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.

interferon alfacon-1
An analogue of consensus interferon which contains an additional methionyl amino acid residue. Consensus interferon (also known as interferon alfacon-1, rCon-IFN, and CIFN) is a genetically engineered synthetic interferon created from the most common amino acid sequences from the naturally occurring alpha interferons. Alpha interferons bind to specific cell-surface receptors, resulting in the transcription and translation of genes whose protein products have antiviral, antiproliferative, anticancer, and immune-modulating effects. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:consensus interferon
IFN alfacon-1
interferon consensus, methionyl
methionyl interferon consensus
recombinant consensus interferon
recombinant methionyl human consensus interferon
US brand name:Infergen
Foreign brand name:Advaferon