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-HER2/HER3 dendritic cell vaccine
A dendritic cell (DC)-based cancer vaccine against the tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2; EGFR2, ERBB2) and 3 (HER3; ErbB3), with potential immunomodulatory and antineoplastic activities. Upon administration of the anti-HER2/HER3 DC vaccine, the immune system gets exposed to HER2 and HER3, which may stimulate a potent cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) response against HER-2/3-positive tumor cells. This may result in tumor cell death and decreased tumor growth. HER-2/3, members of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family of receptor tyrosine kinases, are overexpressed by a variety of cancers. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:anti-HER2/3 DC vaccine
anti-HER2/3 DC vaccine
anti-HER2/3 dendritic cell vaccine