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.

LMP1-specific chimeric antigen receptor-expressing T lymphocytes
A preparation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) transfected with a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) specifically recognizing the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1; LMP-1), with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon administration of the LMP1-specific CAR-expressing T lymphocytes to patients with LMP1-positive tumors, the CTLs specifically target and lyse tumor cells expressing LMP1, thereby inhibiting tumor cell proliferation. The tumor-associated antigen (TAA) LMP1 is expressed in various malignancies, including nasopharyngeal cancer and EBV-positive Hodgkin lymphoma. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:anti-LMP1 CAR T cells
LMP1-CAR-T cells