金沙集团官方网站最新登录网址:Harmless virus harnessed to attack tumours

2018-01-25 02:00:17

INJECTIONS of reovirus, a harmless virus that infects most people at some point but rarely causes symptoms, appears to boost the action of cancer drugs. At a meeting last week of the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer in San Diego, California, Oncolytics Biotech of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, reported positive results from two trials of its drug Reolysin, which contains reovirus. In one, at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, nine patients were given Reolysin plus the standard anti-cancer drugs paclitaxel and carboplatin. Cancers stopped growing in four people and shrank in another four,