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.
- oral therapeutic vaccine V3-X
An orally bioavailable therapeutic vaccine consisting of the tumor-associated antigen (TAA) oligosaccharide antigen sialyl Lewis A (CA19-9; sialylated Lewis A antigen; carbohydrate antigen 19-9; cancer antigen 19-9), with potential immunostimulating and antineoplastic activities. Upon oral administration, oral therapeutic vaccine V3-X induces a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL)-mediated immune response against tumor cells expressing CA19-9. CA19-9 is an antigen that is overexpressed in a variety of cancer cell types, and plays a key role in tumor cell survival and metastasis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: CA19-9 oral vaccine V3-X
Code name: V 3X