NCI Drug Dictionary

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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.

recombinant interferon alpha-2a
A non-glycosylated recombinant human alpha interferon, subtype 2a, produced in the bacterium E. coli. Interferon alpha-2a binds to its specific cell-surface receptor, resulting in the transcription and translation of genes whose protein products have antiviral, antiproliferative, anticancer, and immune modulating effects. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:Alpha 2 Interferon
IFN alpha-2A
IFN-Alpha 2
Interferon Alfa
Interferon alfa 2a
Recombinant Interferon Alfa-2a
US brand name:Alferon
Foreign brand name:Laroferon
Abbreviation:rHuIFN-a 2a