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.

rovalpituzumab tesirine
An antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) containing an antibody (SC16) directed against an as of yet undisclosed protein and conjugated to the cytotoxic agent D6.5, with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon administration, the antibody moiety of rovalpituzumab tesirine selectively binds to the target on tumor cell surfaces. Upon internalization, the D6.5 moiety is released and causes DNA damage, which may result in the inhibition of proliferation of tumor cells that overexpress this target. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:antibody-drug conjugate SC16LD6.5
anti-SC16 ADC SC16LD6.5
Code name:SC16LD6.5