Issue Date: Jul 31, 2009
Virotherapy now works
A cancer treatment method, called virotherapy, involves reprogramming viruses to attack cancer cells in the body.
But this method wasn't quite helping scientists, simply because the viruses weren't doing what was expected of them: to get virulent and go for
the kill. Instead, they lay weak in the cancer cells.
Researchers from Oxford University conducted an experiment and suggested a way out. Ryan Cawood at the university's department of clinical