oncolytic virus


    Can Immunotherapy Be Effective for Brain Cancer?

    With: Matt Warner, PhD

    Immunotherapy has reshaped the cancer treatment landscape. This type of treatment boosts the immune system to fight cancer. However, for people with advanced brain cancer, immunotherapy options remain slim. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Cancer Commons Scientist Matt Warner, PhD, about the challenges and future potential of immunotherapy for brain cancer. Curious Dr. George: An accomplished molecular oncologist, you have now helped many… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Oncolytic viruses may offer serious hope as a very new type of treatment for malignant glioma. As reported by OncLive, the oncolytic virus teserpaturev was recently approved in Japan after a phase 2 clinical trial.



  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Research paper from Neuro-Oncology curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    In a phase 2 clinical trial, glioblastoma patients were treated with a herpes virus that has been genetically engineered to kill cancer cells. The genetically engineered virus is injected directly into patients’ brain tumors. It is early and the numbers are small, but the trial produced amazing results compared to historical controls.

    Go to full paper published in Neuro-Oncology.

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