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Herpes virus being used to fight cancer

June 21, 2018

Source: 12 News - NBC, Phoenix
Author: Pete Scholz
Published: June 21, 2018

Medical oncologists at Cancer Treatment Centers of America are utilizing the FDA-approved treatment called talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) therapy to fight melanoma.

Dr. Alan Tan applies T-VEC directly to melanoma lesions. The genetically modified herpes virus is used to infect the cancer cells and make it more recognizable to the immune system.

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