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May 12, 2023

Using Oncolytic Viruses to Treat Cancer

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Great overview of progress in the field of oncolytic viruses. Take home message: it’s super important to develop viruses that not only attack tumors directly, but also stimulate immune strong responses against the cancer. #genetherapy #biotechnology


Cancer treatments known as oncolytic viruses are being tested in clinical trials, and one, T-VEC or Imlygic®, has been approved by the FDA. Research now suggests that these treatments work not only by infecting and killing tumor cells, but that they may also be a form of cancer immunotherapy.

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