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.
- anti-HER2 immune stimulator-antibody conjugate NJH395
An immune stimulator-antibody conjugate (ISAC) composed of a monoclonal antibody targeting human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (EGFR2; HER2; ErbB2) conjugated to a not yet disclosed immune stimulator, with potential antineoplastic and immunostimulating activities. Upon administration of the anti-HER2 immune stimulator-antibody conjugate NJH395, the antibody moiety targets and binds to HER2 expressed on tumor cells. Upon antibody/antigen binding, the immune-stimulating moiety may, through an as of yet undisclosed mechanism, enhance the immune-mediated killing of HER2-expressing tumor cells. HER2, a tyrosine kinase receptor, is overexpressed in many cancer types and plays a key role in tumor cell proliferation and tumor vascularization.
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Synonym: anti-HER2 ISAC NJH395 Code name: NJH 395