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.

bivalent HPV16/18 therapeutic cervical cancer vaccine
A bivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) therapeutic vaccine containing recombinant inactivated adenylate cyclase (CyaA) from Bordetella pertussis carrying a sequence encoding the E7 antigen of both HPV16 and 18, with potential immunostimulatory and antiviral properties. Upon administration of bivalent HPV16/18 therapeutic cervical cancer vaccine, the expressed proteins may activate cell-mediated immunity and induce both cytotoxic CD8+ T cells and CD4+ helper T cells against the target antigens HPV16-E7 and HPV18-E7, which leads to HPV viral clearance. Adenylate cyclase is a virulence factor of Bordetella pertussis. Its ability to bind to CD11b-expressing dendritic cells and deliver antigens directly to the cytosol allows the activation and induction of T-cell immunity. CyaA may also induce a B cell response. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Foreign brand name:ProCervix