Health Editor’s Note: The cowpox virus was used to make a vaccine against small pox. Very important for the health of humankind. Now it seems as though the cow-pox virus can be engineered to attack all cancers. How awesome would that be? It looks like trials are going to begin next year. When you have cancer, that cannot be soon enough……Carol
Breakthrough as scientists create a new cowpox-style virus that can kill EVERY type of cancer
by Zoe Zaczek/The Daily Mail Australia
Scientists have created a new cowpox-style virus in a bid to cure cancer.
The treatment, called CF33, can kill every type of cancer in a petrie dish and has shrunk tumours in mice, The Daily Telegraph reported.
US cancer expert Professor Yuman Fong is engineering the treatment, which is being developed by Australia biotech company Imugene.
They are hoping the treatment will be tested on breast cancer patients, among other cancer sufferers, next year.
Professor Fong is currently in Australia to organise the clinical trials, which will also be run overseas.
Patients with triple negative breast cancer, melanoma, lung cancer, bladder, gastric and bowel cancer would be tested in the ‘basket study’.