viral therapy

Pronunciation: (VY-rul THAYR-uh-pee)

Treatment using a virus that has been changed in the laboratory to find and destroy cancer cells without harming healthy cells. It is a type of targeted therapy. Also called oncolytic virotherapy, oncolytic virus therapy, and virotherapy.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2006-12-21 Date last modified: 2008-09-23