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  • n. The use of genetically modified viruses to treat cancer


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  • The findings show that this type of treatment, called virotherapy, can effectively infect, replicate in and kill prostate cancer cells. - latest science and technology news stories

  • It's not new for me to be involved in science outreach, so I'm fairly comfortable explaining my research (oncolytic virotherapy) into more friendly terms (cancer killing viruses).

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  • TITLE: Antiangiogenic cancer therapy combined with oncolytic virotherapy leads to regression of established tumors in mice

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  • Recent data have indicated that this approach, which is known as oncolytic virotherapy, has potential.

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  • "Systemic bio-distribution has been a major stumbling block for using virus vectors in gene transfer and virotherapy to treat cancer, but we show that viruses can be used systemically by giving them intravenously to get an anti-tumor effect," Dr. Cripe said. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Because primary tumor sites are easily accessible in prostate cancer, locally recurrent disease represents a promising target for virotherapy approaches. - latest science and technology news stories

  • The virotherapy agent can easily be applied directly to the prostate tumor via ultrasound-guided needle injections and close monitoring of therapy can be achieved by non-invasive techniques including ultrasound and MRI. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Fang B (2005) Oncolytic virotherapy for cancer treatment: challenges and solutions.

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  • (C) partial response (PR) at second follow-up, (D) PR at 20 weeks from start of virotherapy, and (E and F) complete response at 25 and 30 weeks from start of virotherapy


  • Oncolytic virotherapy is an emerging biotherapeutic platform for cancer treatment, which is based on selective infection/killing of cancer cells by viruses.

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