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British scientists came to an idea to use infecting viruses to fight cancer and do as little damage as possible to the healthy tissue.
They are preparing human trial since the preliminary research on mice showed that the viruses worked well on tumors resistant to standard cancer drugs.

The trial with started by using uncoated adenovirus and vaccinia with the former normally causing a cold-like illness and the later causing cowpox and also used in the vaccine against smallpox. The infecting viruses will be introduced to the liver tumors to see if the treatment were safe and establish proper viral dosing.

In the trial, the viruses will be disabled so that they would be less pathogenic in the trial, but in the future natural viruses should be used.
Since the viruses replicate into a million copies in each cell, only a small viral dose is needed. After being infected, a cancerous cell burst and the viruses then infect the adjacent cells and do the same thing again.

The biggest problem was to figure out how to allow viruses move through the blood stream without activating the body's immune system that would gladly destroy the viruses. They made chemical modifications to the virus to put a polymer coat around it and introduced stealth viruses into the tumors.

A few more years of trials will be needed before the therapy can be considered for use in the hospitals.

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where can one find people to give one (not me a friend) these alternative treatments :-D :-D
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This kind of viral therapy should be very effective in tumors or in cancer that are localized, as the tumor-destroying virus can be injected directly into the tumor. Metastasized cancer can be located and similarly treated.
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