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Oncolytic Virus Therapy

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A targeted therapy that uses viral infection to cause the lysis of tumor cells. [ NCI ]

Synonyms: oncolytic virus therapy, viral therapy, Oncolytic virotherapy, oncolytic virotherapy, virotherapy, Oncolytic Virus Therapy

Term info

ALT DEFINITION

Anticancer treatment with a live, replication-competent virus., 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.

Legacy Concept Name

Oncolytic_Virus_Therapy

Preferred Name

Oncolytic Virus Therapy

Semantic Type

Therapeutic or Preventive Procedure

UMLS CUI

C1563738

code

C62713

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