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.
- recombinant modified vaccinia Ankara-5T4 vaccine
A cancer vaccine comprised of a recombinant modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) viral vector encoding the 5T4 fetal oncoprotein (MVA-h5T4). Vaccination with recombinant modified vaccinia Ankara-5T4 vaccine may stimulate the host immune system to mount a humoral and cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response against tumor cells expressing 5T4 fetal oncoprotein antigen, resulting in tumor cell lysis. The MVA viral vector, derived from the replication-competent strain Ankara, is a highly attentuated, replication-defective vaccinia strain incapable of virion assembly. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms: recombinant MVA-5T4 vaccine
recombinant pox virus encoding 5T4 vaccine
vaccinia-5T4 antigen vaccine
US brand name: TroVax Foreign brand name: TroVax Abbreviation: rV-5T4 VAC