UK opens new chapter in virus treatment for cancer – BBC News 中文

  • Michelle Roberts
  • Digital Health Affairs Editor

3 hours ago

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A new treatment that uses a common virus to infect and destroy cancer cells has shown surprising results in early human trials, British scientists say.

Among them, one patient’s cancer disappeared completely, while other patients’ tumors shrank.

The drug modifies a weakened version of the cold sore virus and uses it to kill tumors. The cold sore virus is a type of herpes simplex virus.

Larger and longer studies are needed next, but experts say the virus-injected therapy could eventually provide a lifeline for more advanced cancer patients.

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