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.
- pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine
An active immunizing agent used to prevent infection by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. Pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine consists of a solution of saccharides of the capsular antigens of Streptococcus serotypes 4, 6B, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F, and 23F individually conjugated to diphtheria CRM 197 protein. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine (diphtheria CRM197 protein) US brand name: Prevnar Abbreviation: PCV7