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.

IVAC mutanome vaccine
An individualized, poly-neo-epitopic encoding, ribonucleic acid (RNA)-based cancer vaccine that targets a variety of patient-specific, immunogenic mutant epitopes, with potential immunostimulatory and antineoplastic activities. Upon intranodal administration, the RNA in the individualized mutanome vaccine is translated by antigen presenting cells (APCs) and the expressed protein is presented via major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules on the surface of the APCs. This leads to an induction of both cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) and memory T-cell immune responses against the patient-specific neoantigens. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)