Oncolytic Virus Therapy: Doctors have given an injection of a virus to a human during a clinical trial, the purpose of which is to kill cancer cells in the body. This virus has shown positive results on animals. According to research, this treatment is called oncolytic virus therapy.
destroys cancer cells
Oncolytic Virus is a form of immunotherapy, which uses viruses to infect and destroy cancer cells. Experts have noted that viruses infect our cells and then use the cell’s genetic machinery to replicate.
Trial will be done on 100 patients
This new cancer killing virus is known as Vaccinia. It is designed to kill cancer cells and avoid healthy cells. Newsweek’s report mentions that it will take about two years for this trial to be completed. Under this, 100 cancer patients will be tested across the US.
helps the immune system
According to cancer research company Imugene Limited, this treatment can also help people’s immune system against cancer. Let us tell you that this company is developing the virus vaccine. Its full name is CF33-hNIS VAXINIA.
Experts raised hope
According to the report of EurekAlert, from the first phase of this oncolytic virus therapy trial against tumours, experts hope that this virus enhances the body’s immune response against cancer.