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.

polyvalent melanoma vaccine
A cancer vaccine consisting of whole irradiated heterologous melanoma cells which express multiple melanoma-related antigens. Polyvalent melanoma vaccine may stimulate an antitumoral cytotoxic T-cell immune response in the host, resulting in inhibition of tumor cell proliferation and tumor cell death. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:Polyvalent Melanoma Cell Vaccine
US brand name:Canvaxin
Abbreviations:PMCV
POLYMELVAC