A virus that kills cancer: the cure that’s waiting in the cold

September 5, 2012

Oncolytic viral therapy uses genetically-modified viruses to destroy cancer tumors (credit: NBCI)

Professor Magnus Essand has developed a virus that may kill cancer cells, The Telegraph reports.

Cheap to produce, the virus is exquisitely precise, with only mild, flu-like side-effects in humans. But Ad5[CgA-E1A-miR122]PTD is never going to be tested to see if it might also save humans, due to lack of funding.