Viruses are being developed to localise only in the tumour cells and kill those.
Cancer-fighting virus shown to target tumors alone
He also said that because the Jennerex virus can be given intravenously, spreading throughout the body, it may hold promise for limiting the ability of cancer cells to metastasize and spread.
Other viral cancer therapies are also progressing in clinical trials, but they either require direct injection into the tumor or accompany chemotherapy. Results from a Phase 3 melanoma trial of Amgen’s OncoVex, which is directly injected into tumors, are expected next year.
- Cancer-fighting virus shown to target tumors alone (reuters.com)