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.
- liposomal HPV-16 E6/E7 multipeptide vaccine PDS0101
A liposomal nanoparticle-based therapeutic vaccine composed of the cationic lipid R-DOTAP (R-enantiomer of 1,2-dioleoyl-3-trimethylammonium-propane chloride) encapsulating six human papillomavirus 16 (HPV-16) E6 and E7 peptides, with potential immunostimulating activity. Upon subcutaneous administration of the liposomal HPV-16 E6 and E7 multipeptide vaccine, the nanoparticles are taken up by antigen presenting cells (APCs), specifically dendritic cells (DCs), which may stimulate the immune system to induce a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte response (CTL) against HPV-16 E6 and E7-expressing tumor cells. HPV-16 E6 and E7 are oncoproteins that play a key role in the tumorigenesis of a variety of cancers.
Synonym: immunoMAPK-RDOTAP /HPV-16 E6/E7 peptide antigen vaccine Code name: PDS0101