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View in Spanish: HSP-complejo péptido de gp96

Gp96 HSP-peptide complex (… PEP-tide KOM-plex)
A vaccine made from a patient’s tumor cells that may help the body’s immune system kill cancer cells. This vaccine is used to treat kidney cancer, a type of brain cancer called glioma, and metastatic melanoma (a type of skin cancer that has spread). It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Also called gp96 heat shock protein-peptide complex vaccine, Oncophage, and vitespen.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.