This new type of virus targets cancer cells using two different mechanisms
New double-action virus kills cancer cells - daily science news headlines

Normal cells around tumors can be tricked into shielding cancer from the immune system. Cancer treatments normally ignore these “healthy” cells, until now.

A team of scientists developed a new virus that can target both the tumor itself and the healthy cells protecting it from the immune system. So far, the dual-action virus has been tested successfully on human cancer samples and in mice.

If further experiments will be positive, the virus could be tested in clinical trials involving humans with carcinomas as early as next year.

Read the full story: Medical Research Council
Scientific publication: Cancer Research