Bladder cancer ‘attacked and killed by common cold virus’
“University of Surrey researchers said the virus could “help revolutionise treatment” for the cancer and reduce the risk of it recurring.”
A recent study, carried out by the cancer immunotherapy research team at University of Surrey, involving 15 patients with bladder cancer were given the cancer-killing coxsackievirus (CVA21) through a catheter one week before surgery to remove their tumours.
Prof Hardev Pandha said, “The virus gets inside cancer cells and kills them by triggering an immune protein – and that leads to signalling of other immune cells to come and join the party,” he said.
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- Common cold virus could cure cancer, pioneering trial suggests – The Telegraph article (4th July, 2019)
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- Bladder cancer ‘attacked and killed by common cold virus’ – BBC Health article (5th July, 2019)
- Strain of common cold virus can help cure bladder cancer: Study – Business Standard article (5th July, 2019)
- Common cold could be new weapon used to destroy cancer cells – Silicon Republic article (5th July, 2019)