Could the common cold virus treat bladder cancer?

Written by Jade Parker, Senior Editor

Researchers from the University of Surrey and Royal Surrey County Hospital (both UK) have demonstrated that a strain of the common cold virus is able to target and induce tumor cell death in patients with bladder cancer. The findings were recently published in Clinical Cancer Research. “Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer is a highly prevalent illness that requires an intrusive and often lengthy treatment plan. Current treatment is ineffective and toxic in a proportion of patients and there is an urgent need for new therapies,” commented Hardev Pandha from the University of Surrey. In this study, the team of scientists evaluated...

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