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.

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anti-CD3/MUC1 antibody-armed PD-1 inhibitor-induced cytokine-induced killer cells
A preparation of cytokine-induced killer cells (CIKs), which have been exposed, ex vivo, to a specific set of cytokines and a programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) inhibitor, mixed with a bispecific anti-cluster of differentiation 3 (CD3)/anti-mucin-1 (MUC1) antibody, with potential anti-tumor cytotoxic activity. Upon administration of the anti-CD3/MUC1 antibody-armed PD-1 inhibitor-induced CIKs, the antibody moiety binds to both CD3 on the CIKs and MUC1 on cancer cells. This crosslinks the CIKs and tumor cells, which allows the CIKs to target and lyse MUC1-expressing cancer cells. PD-1 blockade activates the CIKs. The cytokines used, usually interferon-gamma (IFNg), interleukin 1 (IL-1), and IL-2, stimulate the proliferation and maturation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) into CIK cells. Anti-CD3 stimulation allows for the CIKs' improved lytic activity. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:anti-CD3/MUC1-armed PD-1 inhibitor-induced CIK cells
PD-1 activated CIK armed with anti-CD3/Anti-MUC1 bispecific antibody