Trojan-horse therapy ‘completely eliminates’ cancer in mice

I saw this article on the BBC website and thought it worth putting out to a very slightly wider audience.

It seems that scientists have found a way of injecting white blood cells with a virus which is capable of killing cancer cells in mice. Because the virus is actually contained within the white blood cells it isn’t attacked and so it gets taken to the cancerous tumour which the virus then attacks and kills. Clever stuff eh?

Naturally the scientists aren’t prepared to say that their discovery will transfer to humans and it seems that many times things don’t, and they still need to test their findings on humans so it looks as though any real development is a fair way off.

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