posted on Jun, 4 2014 @ 02:52 AM
About 9 years ago CANCERactive ran a story about researchers lead by Professor Moira Brown in Scotland using the Herpes virus in an attempt to kill
brain cancer cells (see Example 9). Her work has progressed and patients have seen extended survival times. Her team believes that the herpes virus
could be used to treat many different types of cancer.
In Cancer Watch, our cancer research centre, we have brought you many more studies. Put ´viruses used to kill cancer cells´ into your Internet
search engine and you will see that this is a huge and developing area of Alternative Cancer Treatment, especially in America where people with rarer
cancers (for which orthodox medicine often offers little) are brought into a trial on many new ´alternative´ treatments with potential - like
virotherapy, dendritic cell therapy and others. Some 20 viruses are in early stage trials. Nine viruses are in Phase I and phase II trials with
ovarian cancer, for example.
In 2013 Cancer Watch covered research on prostate cancer where a genetic modification involves a protein which is cleaved by Prostate Specific Antigen
(PSA) making the virus extremely aggressive to the cancer.
Moira Brown´s research team see no reason why their herpes virus should work with all manner of cancer tumours.
But matters are a little slower in Europe - In 2009 Ark Therapeutics issued results of a Phase III Clinical Trial on an adenoviral vector dubbed TK,
but the marketing application has been rejected by the European Medicines agency for being underpowered and failing to show sufficient efficacy. They
are making an appeal.