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.

CEA-MUC-1-TRICOM vaccine CV301
A cancer prime/boost vaccine-based immunotherapeutic consisting of a prime, which is comprised of a proprietary version of the recombinant vaccinia viral vector, modified vaccinia Ankara-Bavarian Nordic (MVA-BN) and a recombinant fowlpox viral vector, used for the boosts, encoding both the two tumor-associated antigens (TAA), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and mucin-1 (MUC-1), and TRICOM, which is comprised of three immune-enhancing co-stimulatory molecules, B7-1, ICAM-1 and LFA-3, with potential immunostimulatory and antineoplastic activities. The administration of the vaccinia priming dose is followed by multiple boosting doses of the fowlpox vector. CEA-MUC-1-TRICOM vaccine CV301 may enhance presentation of CEA and MUC-1 to antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and may activate a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) response against CEA- and MUC-1-expressing tumor cells. In addition, CV301 upregulates the expression of PD-L1 due to CTL-mediated tumor attack; additionally, when combined with a PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, the antitumor effect may be increased. CEA and MUC-1 are overexpressed in certain cancers. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:MVA-BN/Fowlpox-CEA-MUC-1-TRICOM vaccine CV301
Code name:CV-301