Monday, July 23, 2007

Getting viruses to selectively kill cancers

Herpes simplex against colorectal that had metastasized to the liver.
The idea of using infection to rid of certain cancers is old, although back then, it seemed to be more a case of stimulating immune response. But as the knowledge was being refined (esp. so as not to lose the patient to the infection in some cases), shiny, new radiation and chemo came onto the scene.

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