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.

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pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine
A pneumococcal conjugate vaccine containing 13 different strains of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, used in children and studied in immunocompromised patients for the prevention of pneumococcal disease. The pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine contains capsular antigen polysaccharides derived from the S. pneumoniae serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F and 23F that are individually conjugated to a nontoxic diphtheria cross-reactive material (CRM) carrier protein (CRM197). Upon vaccination, pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine induces active immunization against 13 different serotypes of S. pneumoniae and protects against pneumococcal disease. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:PCV13 vaccine
US brand name:Prevnar 13
Abbreviation:PCV 13