What is bacillus of calmette and guerin?

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Bacillus of calmette and guerin (BCG) -- marketed under the brand names Tice and TheraCys -- is a vaccine containing live bacteria that doctors in the United States use to treat bladder cancer, and doctors in other countries use to prevent infections such as tuberculosis (TB). 

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