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    Newcastle Disease Virus (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Patient Information [NCI] - Overview

    • Newcastle disease virus (NDV) is a virus that is of interest because it replicates (makes copies of itself) more quickly in human cancer cells than in most normal human cells and because it can kill these host cells (see Question 1).
    • NDV can be used to directly kill cancer cells, or it can be given as a cancer vaccine. Cancer vaccines cause the body's natural immune system to seek out and destroy cancer cells (see Question 4).
    • The results of clinical trials (research studies with people) of NDV as a cancer treatment have not proved that it works (see Question 6).
    • The US Food and Drug Administration has not approved NDV as a treatment for cancer (see Question 8).

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: 8/, 015
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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