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.
- Hodgkin's antigens-GM-CSF-expressing cell vaccine
An allogeneic vaccine consisting of Hodgkin lymphoma cells transfected with the granulocyte macrophage-colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) gene with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon vaccination, Hodgkin antigens-GM-CSF-expressing cell vaccine may stimulate a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) immune response against Hodgkin lymphoma-associated antigens, which may result in the lysis of tumor cells expressing these antigens. In addition, transfected Hodgkin lymphopma cells secrete GM-CSF, which may potentiate the CTL response against Hodgkin lymphoma-associated antigens. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: Hodgkin antigens-GM-CSF-expressing cell vaccine