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View in Spanish: Virus del Valle de Séneca 001

Seneca Valley virus-001 (SEH-nih-kuh VA-lee VY-rus…)
A virus being studied in the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors and other types of cancer. Neuroendocrine tumors form from cells that release hormones in response to a signal from the nervous system. The virus infects and breaks down these tumor cells but not normal cells. It is a type of oncolytic virus. Also called NTX-010 and SVV-001.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.