September 27, 2022
Revolutionary cancer-killing virus injected into first human patient

While the word virus may trigger negative connotations, particularly after the last two years, scientists are hoping to use one virus’s cancer-killing properties as a treatment.

The virus, known as Vaxinia, has been specifically engineered to kill cancer cells and it’s hoped that it will improve the body’s immune response as part of experimental new treatment.

The Vaxinia virus has had promising results in animal trials and these kinds of viruses have been described as a “smoking gun” in the fight against cancer over the past century.

In early animal trials and in lab experiments which tested the virus against cancers, scientists saw huge success at shrinking tumours of lung, breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and colon cancers.

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