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Oncolytic Viruses

Tumor-selective, replication competent VIRUSES that have antineoplastic effects. This is achieved by producing cytotoxicity-enhancing proteins and/or eliciting an antitumor immune response. They are genetically engineered so that they can replicate in CANCER cells but not in normal cells, and are used in ONCOLYTIC VIROTHERAPY.

Year introduced: 2006, 1966-1993

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Tree Number(s): B04.700

MeSH Unique ID: D050504

Entry Terms:

  • Oncolytic Virus
  • Virus, Oncolytic
  • Viruses, Oncolytic

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