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CancerSOS: Viruses to Kill Cancer?

January 12, 201451 min
Guest: Brad Thompson (Oncolytics Biotech Inc.) Topic: Reolysin, Virus-Based Therapies for Cancer. Chemotherapy targets fast-growing cells like those typically found in rapidly growing tumors. But while chemotherapy can shrink tumors, they often grow back and become resistant to the treatment. So, chemotherapy is now often combined with other treatments that have different mechanisms for attacking and killing cancer cells. One approach that has proven quite promising is harnessing viruses to infect, multiply within and shred cancer cells; the virus targets tumors without affecting normal tissue. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on

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