Duke polio virus cancer treatment

Polio virus and cancer treatment?

cannon Polio and cancer?

Sounds like an unlikely combination, but the idea of using viruses to attack cancer cells has been around for a long time. Where was the technology? Still to be developed.

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cannon Polio and cancer?

Sounds like an unlikely combination, but the idea of using viruses to attack cancer cells has been around for a long time. Where was the technology? Still to be developed.

Enter genetic engineering and what appears to be a great new cancer weapon. Researchers at Duke (Preston Robert Tisch brain tumor center) engineered a poliovirus called PVS-RIPO. The approved clinical studies in 2012 and 5 brain tumor (difficult to treat and widespread) patients were selected. One patient had such a great response, she is back teaching school.

This appears to be the ultimate targeted therapy in that normal cells are not injured, unlike a lot of currently available chemotherapy. This treatment infects the cancer cell and kills it.

More at www.clinicaltrials.gov and www.fda.gov and here as information emgerges. I'll update this information in the upcoming Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs full edition in the Leading Edge section.

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