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Friday, November 03, 2006

Cancer-fighting virus kills invasive Brain cells

Science Daily- Researchers funded by The Terry Fox Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society have found that a cancer-fighting virus called VSV kills the most malignant form of brain cancer in mice. The team also discovered that the virus can be given intravenously and targets invasive tumour cells.

The research team first modified the virus by altering one of the genes to make it safer in normal cells but still able to kill cancer cells. They then used a new way of delivering the virus -- intravenously instead of directly into the tumour -- and were able to target the main tumour as well as the tumour cells that had spread from the main mass.


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