Newcastle Disease Virus (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Human / Clinical Studies
Table 4. Studies of Cancer Treatment by Infection of Patients With NDVa
Type of Study
Type of Cancer
No. of Patients: Enrolled; Treated; Controlb
Strongest Benefit Reportedc
Level of Evidence Scoree
mo = month; No. = number.
a See text and theNCI Dictionary of Cancer Termsfor additional information and definition of terms.
b Number of patients treated plus number of patients control may not equal number of patients enrolled; number of patients enrolled = number of patients initially recruited/considered by the researchers who conducted a study; number of patients treated = number of patients who were given the treatment being studiedAND for whom results were reported; historical control subjects are not included in number of patients enrolled.
c The strongest evidence reported that the treatment under study has anticancer activity or otherwise improves the well being of cancer patients.
d Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, or cytokine therapy given/allowed at the same time as virus treatment.
e For information about levels of evidence analysis and an explanation of the level of evidence scores, seeLevels of Evidence for Human Studies of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
f This patient was treated with chemotherapy and five other types of virus in addition to NDV.
Check NCI's list of cancer clinical trials for cancer CAM clinical trials on oncolytic Newcastle disease virus that are actively enrolling patients.
General information about clinical trials is also available from the NCI Web site.
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