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.

live-attenuated Listeria monocytogenes encoding EGFRvIII-NY-ESO-1 vaccine ADU-623
A live-attenuated, double-deleted strain of the Gram-positive bacterium Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) encoding a mutant form of the tumor-associated antigens, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFRvIII) and the cancer/testis antigen NY-ESO-1, with potential immunostimulatory and antineoplastic activities. Upon intravenous administration, live-attenuated Listeria monocytogenes encoding EGFRvIII-NY-ESO-1 vaccine targets dendritic cells and expresses EGFRvIII and NY-ESO-1. This promotes both a potent innate immune response and an adaptive immune response involving the recruitment and activation of T lymphocytes against EGFRvIII and NY-ESO-1-expressing tumor cells, which results in tumor cell lysis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Code name:ADU-623