Naked Scientists Podcast

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Sun, 17th Mar 2002

Using Viruses To Treat Cancers - Moira Brown

A serious problem with many anti-cancer therapies is their failure to selectively target the tumour, avoiding collateral damage to other healthy tissues. One way to surmount this problem is to engineer viruses which selectively multiply within tumour cells, and not within healthy tissue. This is the strategy adopted by Professor Moira Brown who is using the HSV strain 1716 mutant for Glioma therapy.

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