oncotope

oncotope

Tumor biology An epitope on a gene product, which is unique to a particular tumor, which stimulates a B- and T-cell response during progressive tumor growth in a syngeneic or autochthonous host
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Identifying and cloning the oncotope is a critical breakthrough in the development of a vaccine that should stimulate a better immune response to adenocarcinomas, which are among the most difficult cancers to treat," said Larocca.
The AgSK1 oncotope was discovered through HYGEIA's human monoclonal antibody technology which reproduced the human antibody, Monopharm-C, that recognizes the antigen specific to adenocarcinomas.