melanoma helper peptide vaccine

Definition / meaning of melanoma helper peptide vaccine

A multivalent vaccine consisting of peptides derived from melanoma-associated antigens and an adjuvant peptide derived from tetanus toxoid. Vaccination with this agent may stimulate a host cytotoxic T-cell response against tumor cells expressing melanoma-associated antigens, resulting in tumor cell lysis.

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

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