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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



Seneca Valley virus-001  listen  (SEH-nih-kuh VA-lee VY-rus…)

  A virus being studied in the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors and other types of cancer. Neuroendocrine tumors form from cells that release hormones in response to a signal from the nervous system. The virus infects and breaks down these tumor cells but not normal cells. It is a type of oncolytic virus. Also called NTX-010 and SVV-001.