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.

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recombinant human papillomavirus nonavalent vaccine
Patient Information
A non-infectious, recombinant, nonavalent vaccine prepared from highly purified virus-like particles (VLPs) comprised of the major capsid (L1) proteins from human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58, with active immunizing activity. Upon administration, the recombinant HPV nonavalent vaccine activates the immune system to produce antibodies against the 9 HPV types. This protects against HPV infection and HPV-related cancers. Altogether, HPV types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58 account for the majority of the HPV types that cause cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal cancers. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:nonavalent HPV recombinant vaccine
nonavalent HPV VLP vaccine
nonavalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine
recombinant HPV nonavalent vaccine
recombinant human papillomavirus 9-valent vaccine
US brand name:Gardasil 9