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.

Hodgkin's antigens-GM-CSF-expressing cell vaccine
An allogeneic vaccine consisting of Hodgkin lymphoma cells transfected with the granulocyte macrophage-colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) gene with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon vaccination, Hodgkin antigens-GM-CSF-expressing cell vaccine may stimulate a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) immune response against Hodgkin lymphoma-associated antigens, which may result in the lysis of tumor cells expressing these antigens. In addition, transfected Hodgkin lymphopma cells secrete GM-CSF, which may potentiate the CTL response against Hodgkin lymphoma-associated antigens. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:Hodgkin antigens-GM-CSF-expressing cell vaccine
KGEL vaccine