oncolytic virus therapy

Definition / meaning of oncolytic virus therapy

Treatment using an oncolytic virus (a virus that infects and breaks down cancer cells but not normal cells ). Oncolytic virus therapy may make it easier to kill tumor cells with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It is a type of targeted therapy. Also called oncolytic virotherapy, viral therapy, and virotherapy.

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

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