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Brain tumours effectively treated by injecting patients with viruses


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Treatment works by stimulating the internal defences of patients to fight their tumours.

The presence of cancer in the brain dampens the body’s own immune system.

In all nine patients in the trial there was evidence the virus had stimulated an immune response.

Viruses can pass through the blood-brain barrier and were administered via a drip.

The study was published in Science Translational Medicine.

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Alan Melcher

Professor of Translational Immunotherapy at The Institute of Cancer Research.

Science Translational Medicine

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Susan Short

Professor of clinical oncology at University of Leeds.

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