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.

neoantigen-based glioblastoma vaccine
A peptide-based, personalized glioblastoma cancer vaccine consisting of patient-specific glioblastoma-derived immunogenic mutated epitopes (neoantigens), with potential immunomodulating and antineoplastic activities. Vaccination with the neoantigen-based glioblastoma vaccine stimulates the host immune system to mount a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) response against tumor cells expressing the neoantigens, which results in tumor cell lysis. Neoantigens are tumor-specific antigens derived from mutated proteins that are present only in a specific tumor. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:NeoVax (TM) glioblastoma vaccine
personalized neoantigen glioblastoma vaccine