Trojan Horse strategy doesn't just work in war – it fights cancer, too12/23/2012
Some extremely good news for mice will hopefully become a transformative new technique for curing humans of prostate cancer. British researchers have developed a therapy that hides a cancer-killing virus inside the immune system, which then "sneaks" it into tumors. One doctor said the chief challenge with successfully deploying cancer-fighting viruses is penetrating the cancer cells' line of defense, a problem this strategy solves — which is why it's nicknamed a Trojan Horse therapy. In this study, all of the mice with cancer were clear of the disease and alive at the study's end, and now researchers are hoping it will have similar success with humans. [Source]
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