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:C
poly I-poly C
polyinosinic acid-polycytidylic acid
polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid