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.

BCG Tokyo-172 strain vaccine
A vaccine containing bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), a live, attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis obtained from the Pasteur Institute in 1924, with non-specific immunoadjuvant and immunotherapeutic activities. Upon intradermal administration, BCG Tokyo-172 strain vaccine activates the immune system and enhances a specific, systemic BCG antigen immune response. This results in active immunization against tuberculosis and primes the immune system against future administered BCG antigens. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:bacillus Calmette-Guerin Tokyo-172 strain vaccine