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.
- poly IC
A synthetic polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid double-stranded RNA. Poly IC may stimulate the release of cytotoxic cytokines and, by inducing interferon-gamma production, may increase the number and tumoricidal activities of various immunohematopoietic cells. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: 5'-inosinic Acid, homopolymer complex with 5'-cytidylic acid homopolymer
poly I-poly C
polyinosinic acid-polycytidylic acid