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.

iodine I 124-labeled anti-PSCA A11 minibody
A radioconjugate composed of an affinity-matured antibody fragment, the A11 minibody, directed against human prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA), and conjugated with the radioisotope iodine I 124, that can potentially be used as an imaging agent for positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT). The minibody moiety of iodine I 124-labeled anti-PSCA A11 minibody selectively targets and binds to PSCA. The PSCA-expressing tumor cells can then be visualized using PET/CT. PSCA, a cell surface antigen expressed in normal human prostate and bladder, is overexpressed in a variety of cancers, including bladder, pancreatic, and prostate cancer. The A11 minibody is formed by the fusion of a single chain Fv fragment with the immunoglobulin G1 CH3 domain. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:124I-A11 PSCA minibody
iodine I 124-labeled anti-PSCA affinity matured antibody fragment A11