Scientists turn herpes virus into a cancer killer | News

A genetically modified version of the herpes virus may offer hope to cancer patients who have exhausted all other options.

A builder who received end-of-life care before being injected with the new treatment during a London trial is now cancer-free.

Scientists say the cancer-killing virus delivers a one-two punch against advanced cancers by blasting their cells and then calling in the immune system.

In a trial of 39 patients presented at a European cancer conference, ten benefited.

They included Krzysztof Wojkowski, 39, a builder from west London whose salivary gland tumor has disappeared. He was first diagnosed with cancer in May 2017, and after several surgeries, he was told there were no treatment options left.

He was asked to attend the trial

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