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.
- 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 using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms: CEA peptide-pulsed DC vaccine
CEA peptide-pulsed dendritic cell vaccine
Dendritic cell-carcinoembryonic antigen peptide vaccine