NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,036 terms related to cancer and medicine.

oncolytic virotherapy
(ON-koh-LIH-tik VY-roh-THAYR-uh-pee)
Treatment using an oncolytic virus (a virus that infects and breaks down cancer cells but not normal cells ). Oncolytic virotherapy may make it easier to kill tumor cells with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It is a type of targeted therapy. Also called oncolytic virus therapy, viral therapy, and virotherapy.