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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Adenovirus

Adenovirus (A-den-oh-VY-rus)
A group of viruses that cause respiratory tract and eye infections. Adenoviruses used in gene therapy are altered to carry a specific tumor-fighting gene.



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