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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

recombinant vaccinia-TRICOM vaccine  listen  (ree-KOM-bih-nunt vak-SIH-nee-uh … vak-SEEN)

  A cancer vaccine made with a form of a vaccinia 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 rV-TRICOM and vaccinia-TRICOM vaccine.