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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



Newcastle disease virus  listen  (NOO-ka-sul dih-ZEEZ VY-rus)

  A bird virus that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It may be used to kill cancer cells directly, or it may be given as a cancer vaccine to stimulate the body’s immune system. Newcastle disease virus is a type of biological response modifier and vaccine therapy. Also called NDV.

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