Cancer viral vaccine

Science & Technology

Virus cells utilized to fight cancer.

Scientists modified the vaccinia virus, the same used to develop the smallpox vaccine, to genetically engineer a virus that targets cancer cells. JX-594 virus needs specific chemical pathways found in certain cancer cells to replicate. The virus is delivered intravenously enabling it to target tumors that are visible. 23 patients, each with cancer tumors spread […]

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