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-OX40 antibody PF-04518600
An agonistic antibody that recognizes the co-stimulatory receptor OX40 (CD134;TNFRSF4), with potential immunostimulatory activity. Upon administration, anti-OX40 antibody PF-04518600 selectively binds to and activates OX40; which induces proliferation of memory and effector T-lymphocytes. In the presence of tumor-associated antigens (TAAs), this may promote a T-cell-mediated immune response against TAA-expressing tumor cells. OX40, a cell surface glycoprotein and member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily (TNFRSF), is expressed on T-lymphocytes and plays an essential role in T-cell activation. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Code name:PF-04518600