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View in Spanish: Vacuna compleja de choque térmico de proteína-péptido gp96

Gp96 heat shock protein-peptide complex vaccine (… PROH-teen PEP-tide KOM-plex vak-SEEN)
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 HSP-peptide complex, Oncophage, and vitespen.

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