London scientists find cancer tumours in terminally ill patients are eradicated by herpes virus


A genetically-engineered cold sore virus is the new hope to beat cancer after scientists found it could eradicate or shrink tumours in terminally ill patients.

Patients were injected with the weakened form of the herpes simplex virus that has been modified to kill cancer cells in an early trial at the Institute for Cancer Research (ICR) in London.

The injection is given directly into the tumour, attacking it in two ways — by invading the cells and making them burst and boosting the immune…



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