ALVAC(2) melanoma multi-antigen therapeutic vaccine

Definition / meaning of ALVAC(2) melanoma multi-antigen therapeutic vaccine

A therapeutic cancer vaccine, based on a replication-defective recombinant canarypox virus (ALVAC) encoding multiple melanoma antigens, with potential immunostimulatory and antineoplastic activities. Vaccination with ALVAC(2) melanoma multi-antigen therapeutic vaccine may stimulate the host immune system to mount an immune response against antigen-expressing melanoma cells, resulting in inhibition of tumor growth and/or metastasis.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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