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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autologous MAGE-A3/A6-specific TCR gene-engineered lymphocytes KITE-718
Human autologous T lymphocytes genetically modified to express a T-cell receptor (TCR) that specifically targets human melanoma-associated antigen A3 (MAGE-A3) and MAGE-A6 (MAGEA3/A6; MAGE-A3/A6), with potential antineoplastic activity. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) are isolated from a patient, transduced with a gene expressing a TCR specific for the MAGE-A3/A6 antigens, expanded ex vivo, and reintroduced into the patient. Then, the autologous MAGE-A3/A6-specific TCR gene engineered lymphocytes KITE-718 target and bind to tumor cells expressing the MAGE-A3 and/or MAGE-A6 antigens. This halts the growth of and kills MAGE-A3/A6-expressing cancer cells. The tumor-associated antigens MAGE-A3 and MAGE-A6 are overexpressed on a variety of tumor cell types. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:autologous anti-MAGE-A3/A6 TCR-transduced T cells KITE-718
MAGE-A3/A6 T cell receptor engineered T cells
MAGE-A3/A6 T cell receptor engineered T cells KITE-718
MAGE-A3/A6 TCR engineered T lymphocytes
MAGEA3/A6-targeted TCR-transduced T cells KITE-718
TCR-transduced autologous T cells KITE-718
Code name:KITE 718
KITE-718