Scientists to test Zika virus on brain tumours

Anne Li                             5/20/17


In a revolutionary first, Cancer Research UK-funded scientists will test whether the Zika virus can destroy brain tumour cells, potentially leading to new treatments for one of the hardest to treat cancers. Dr Harry Bulstrode at the University of Cambridge has received a Cancer Research UK Pioneer Award to test the effect of the Zika virus on glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain tumour. The research, using tumour cells in the laboratory and in mice, will see if the virus can destroy cancer cells. Each year around 2,300 people are diagnosed with glioblastoma in England. And fewer than five per cent of patients survive their disease for five years or more.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2017-05-18-scientists-to-test-zika-virus-on-brain-tumours


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