allogeneic mesothelioma tumor lysate-pulsed autologous dendritic cell vaccine

A cell-based cancer vaccine composed of autologous dendritic cells (DCs) pulsed with a mixture of lysates from five allogeneic mesothelioma tumor cell lines, with potential immunostimulatory and antineoplastic activities. Upon leukapheresis, DCs are loaded with allogeneic mesothelioma tumor cell lysates. Upon re-administration of the allogeneic mesothelioma tumor lysate-pulsed autologous DC vaccine, the immune system is exposed to an undefined amount of mesothelioma-associated antigens, which stimulates the induction of a specific cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) response against mesothelioma tumor cells and leads to tumor cell lysis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

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