NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

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 using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)