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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

live attenuated measles virus vaccine 
A live, attenuated measles vaccine with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon subcutaneous administration, live attenuated measles virus vaccine may activate the immune system to mount a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) response against measles-positive tumor cells. Measles virus has been shown to be present in some non-small cell lung cancers. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)