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.

LMP-2:340-349 peptide vaccine
A peptide cancer vaccine containing amino acid residues 340-349 of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) latent membrane protein-2 (LMP-2) with potential immunostimulating and antineoplastic activities. Vaccination with LMP-2:340-349 peptide may boost the immune system to mount a specific cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) response against LMP-2-expressing tumor cells, resulting in cell lysis and inhibition of tumor cell proliferation. LMP-2, an EBV transmembrane protein, is expressed in various malignancies including nasopharyngeal cancer and EBV-positive Hodgkin disease. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)