Oncolytic viruses as experimental treatments for malignant gliomas: using a scourge to treat a devil.

@article{Zemp2010OncolyticVA,
  title={Oncolytic viruses as experimental treatments for malignant gliomas: using a scourge to treat a devil.},
  author={Franz J. Zemp and Juan Carlos Corredor and Xueqing Lun and Daniel A Muruve and Peter A. Forsyth},
  journal={Cytokine & growth factor reviews},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 2-3},
  pages={103-17}
}
The concept of oncolytic viral therapy has a century-old history, but only within the last 20 years have oncolytic viruses been considered for the treatment of brain cancers. Viruses such as herpes, measles, and vaccinia have all been known to cause devastating cases of neurological disease in humans, yet these 'scourges' are now being harnessed in such a way that they prove very useful as cancer therapeutics. There have been 8 formal clinical trials and 3 case studies using oncolytic viruses… CONTINUE READING