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Modified herpes virus treatment proving effective in fighting cancer

June 22, 2018

Source: New York Daily News
Author: Ariel Scotti
Published: June 22, 2018

Medical oncologists are utilizing an FDA-approved treatment called talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) therapy to fight melanoma.

Dr. Alan Tan applies T-VEC, an oncolytic virus, 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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