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.

liposomal HPV-16 E6/E7 multipeptide vaccine PDS0101
A liposomal nanoparticle-based therapeutic vaccine composed of the cationic lipid R-DOTAP (R-enantiomer of 1,2-dioleoyl-3-trimethylammonium-propane chloride) encapsulating six human papillomavirus 16 (HPV-16) E6 and E7 peptides, with potential immunostimulating activity. Upon subcutaneous administration of the liposomal HPV-16 E6 and E7 multipeptide vaccine, the nanoparticles are taken up by antigen presenting cells (APCs), specifically dendritic cells (DCs), which may stimulate the immune system to induce a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte response (CTL) against HPV-16 E6 and E7-expressing tumor cells. HPV-16 E6 and E7 are oncoproteins that play a key role in the tumorigenesis of a variety of cancers. Check for active clinical trials using this agent.
Synonym:immunoMAPK-RDOTAP /HPV-16 E6/E7 peptide antigen vaccine
Code name:PDS0101