Medical News Engineered virus to be tested as treatment for incurable cancers
Tiny phages that usually infect microbes could fight cancerScience Photo Library/Getty
By Michael Le PagePeople with incurable melanomas and brain or breast cancers are to get injections of tumour-fighting viruses.
The trial will test the safety of a virus that has been engineered to shrink tumours – an approach that holds promise for a range of cancers, including deadly brain tumours.
The idea of using viruses to kill cancers goes back more than a century, inspired by anecdotal reports of some people with viral infections being cured of malignancies. But turning viruses that can infect and kill human cells into …