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View in Spanish: Vacuna de ACE-MUC-1-TRICOM recombinante de vaccinia

Recombinant vaccinia-CEA-MUC-1-TRICOM vaccine (ree-KOM-bih-nunt vak-SIN-ee-uh … vak-SEEN)
A cancer vaccine made with a form of vaccinia virus that does not cause disease in humans. It is being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. The virus is changed in the laboratory to make human proteins, including the tumor markers called CEA and MUC-1, that may help immune cells in the body kill tumor cells. Also called inalimarev and PANVAC-V.



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