NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,234 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- viral oncolysate
- listen (VY-rul on-KAH-lih-sayt)
- An extract made from cancer cells that are infected with a strain of virus that can lyse (break down) cancer cells. The extract contains both cancer cell proteins and virus proteins. Viral oncolysates are being studied as cancer vaccines.