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.

personalized polyepitope plasmid DNA breast cancer vaccine
A polyepitope DNA vaccine composed of a DNA plasmid encoding multiple, highly immunogenic tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) that are specifically selected after genome profiling of the patient's breast cancer cells, with potential immunostimulatory and antineoplastic activities. Upon intramuscular administration and electroporation of the personalized polyepitope plasmid DNA breast cancer vaccine, the expressed TAAs induce cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) immune responses against tumor cells expressing the TAAs. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)