rF-TRICOM

Definition / meaning of rF-TRICOM

A cancer vaccine made with a form of a chicken virus that does not cause disease in humans. It is being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. The virus is changed in the laboratory to make human proteins that may help immune cells in the body kill tumor cells. Also called recombinant fowlpox-TRICOM vaccine.

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

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