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View in Spanish: Vacuna variolovacunal ACE

Vaccinia CEA vaccine (vak-SIN-ee-uh …. vak-SEEN)
A vaccine made by putting the gene for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) into the vaccinia virus. The vaccinia virus is related to the virus used to make the smallpox vaccine. CEA is a tumor marker. The vaccinia CEA vaccine may help the immune system recognize and kill cancer cells that make CEA.

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