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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


recombinant adenovirus-p53  listen  (ree-KOM-bih-nunt A-den-oh-VY-rus ...)

  A substance that has been studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Recombinant adenovirus-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, rAd/p53, and SCH-58500.