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.

LMP-2:419-427 peptide vaccine
A peptide cancer vaccine containing amino acid residues 419-427 of the latent membrane protein-2 (LMP-2) of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) with potential immunostimulating and antineoplastic activities. Vaccination with the LMP-2:49-427 peptide vaccine may boost the immune system to mount a specific cytotoxic T-lymphocyte response against LMP-2-expressing tumor cells, resulting in cell lysis and inhibition of tumor cell proliferation. LMP-2, an EBV transmembrane protein, is expressed in various malignancies including nasopharyngeal cancer and EBV-positive Hodgkin disease. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)