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View in Spanish: Adenovirus genotecnológico-p53

Recombinant adenovirus-p53 (ree-KOM-bih-nunt A-den-oh-VY-rus )
A substance that has been studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Recombinant adenovirus-p53 is a weakened adenovirus that carries the p53 gene into tumor cells, causing them to die. It is a type of gene therapy. Also called ACN53, rAd/p53, and SCH-58500.

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