Modified ‘stealth’ virus could fight advanced cancers

The work is still early, and it wouldn’t be a surefire cure. Tests eliminated tumors in some mice with implanted human lung cancer cells, but only 35 percent appeared to be tumor-free. It could be a long time before there are practical applications, provided this moves forward. Even so, this hints at a future where doctors could at least slow late-stage cancers and buy patients valuable time.

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