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Month: February 2019

Oncolytic virotherapy [1]

Oncolytic virotherapy [1]

An interest in the practical application of viruses in oncology already emerged in the mid-19th century, when it was observed that terminally ill cancer patients experienced a regression in their tumours when suffering from an acute infection. The majority of these cases were observed in young patients with leukaemia and lymphomas. Although the remission was short-lived – one or two months – and a complete cure was never documented, the fact that any remission was observed was intriguing enough to…

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