Conscious Flow Radio

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The bug that can blast away cancer: Drug made from virus extends patients' lives

A common virus which causes stomach upsets is giving hope to cancer patients - by boosting their immune system and blasting away tumours.
Almost 80 patients with advanced forms of liver cancer, head and neck tumours and breast cancer are taking part in trials using a drug made from the reovirus.
A number, who have struggled to benefit from chemotherapy, have seen astonishing results, with tumours shrinking and in one case disappearing altogether.