Breakthrough when scientists create a new cowpox-like virus that can kill ANY type of cancer
- Scientists hope that a new cowpox-like virus can kill any type of cancer
- Professor Yuman Fong, from the US, is working on the treatment of CF33
- The treatment is being developed by the biotech company Imugene from Australia
Scientists have created a new cowpox-like virus to cure cancer.
The treatment, called CF33, can kill any type of cancer in a petri dish and has shrinkage tumors in mice, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The American cancer expert Professor Yuman Fong is developing the treatment, which is being developed by the biotech company Imugene from Australia.
They hope that next year the treatment will be tested on breast cancer patients, including cancer patients.
Scientists have created a new cowpox-like virus in an attempt to cure cancer (stock image)
Professor Fong is currently in Australia to organize the clinical trials, which will also be conducted abroad.
Patients with triple negative breast cancer, melanoma, lung cancer, bladder, stomach and colon cancer would be tested in the & # 39; basket study & # 39 ;.
Success with mice does not guarantee that the virus can treat people, but Professor Fong remains positive, because other specific viruses have been effective in combating human cancer.
The virus, which causes the cold, was converted by scientists in the US into a treatment for brain cancer.
In some patients, the cancer disappeared years before it came back, while others saw the tumors shrink considerably.
Similarly, a form of the cold sore virus called Imlygic or T-Vec was able to treat melanoma because it helped the body's immune system to recognize and destroy tumors and melanoma cells in the body.
American cancer expert Professor Yuman Fong (photo) is working on the treatment, which is being developed by the biotech company Imugene, Australia
& # 39; There were indications that viruses could kill cancer from the early 1900's when people who were vaccinated against rabies had their cancer disappeared, they went into remission & # 39 ;, said Professor Fong.
But there were concerns that viruses can be too toxic to people and can be fatal.
& # 39; The problem was that if you were to make the virus toxic enough to kill cancer, you were worried that it would also kill humans & # 39 ;, he said.
Professor Fong said that cowpox – which has been proven to successfully protect people against smallpox 200 years ago – is known to be harmless to humans.
By mixing cowpox with other viruses, tests showed it could kill cancer.
Cancer patients would have the engineered virus injected directly into their tumors for breakthrough treatment.
The hope is that the virus would infect the cancer calls and make them explode. The immune system is then expected to be warned of other cancer cells in the body, killing the diseased cells.
Cancer patients would have the manipulated virus directly injected into their tumors for breakthrough treatment (stock image)
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