rAd/p53

Definition / meaning of rAd/p53

A substance that has been studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. rAd/p53 is a weakened adenovirus that carries the p53 gene into tumor cells, causing them to die. It is a type of gene therapy. Also called ACN53, recombinant adenovirus-p53, and SCH-58500.

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

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