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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zoster vaccine recombinant, adjuvanted
A recombinant, subunit herpes zoster (HZ) vaccine containing varicella-zoster virus (VZV) glycoprotein E (gE), that can potentially be used to prevent HZ infection, also called shingles. Upon administration, zoster vaccine recombinant, adjuvanted stimulates the host immune system to induce both specific CD4-positive T cells and antibodies against VZV gE, thereby protecting against infection with HZ. VZV gE, the most common antigen in VZV viral particles, plays a key role in VZV infection. Compared to live-attenuated vaccines, the subunit vaccine prevents the risk of vaccine-induced HZ in immunocompromised patients. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

US brand name:Shingrix