NTX-010

Definition / meaning of NTX-010

A virus being studied in the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors and other types of cancer. Neuroendocrine tumors form from cells that release hormones in response to a signal from the nervous system. The virus infects and breaks down these tumor cells but not normal cells. It is a type of oncolytic virus. Also called Seneca Valley virus-001 and SVV-001.

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

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