Newcastle disease virus

Pronunciation: (NOO-ka-sul dih-ZEEZ VY-rus)

A bird virus that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It may be used to kill cancer cells directly, or it may be given as a cancer vaccine to stimulate the body’s immune system. Newcastle disease virus is a type of biological response modifier and vaccine therapy. Also called NDV.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2005-12-22 Date last modified: 2007-03-08Newcastle Disease Virus