ovarian cancer peptide vaccine

Definition / meaning of ovarian cancer peptide vaccine

A cancer vaccine comprised of synthetic peptides corresponding to naturally-occurring peptides derived from ovarian cancer cell antigens. Ovarian cancer peptide vaccine may elicit a cytotoxic T-cell response against tumor cells expressing the related ovarian cancer cell antigens.

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

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