Breakthrough as scientists create a new cowpox-style virus that can kill EVERY type of cancer 

Mail Online | 11/8/2019 | Zoe Zaczek For Daily Mail Australia
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Scientists have created a new cowpox-style virus in a bid to cure cancer.

The treatment, called CF33, can kill every type of cancer in a petrie dish and has shrunk tumours in mice, The Daily Telegraph reported.

US - Cancer - Expert - Professor - Yuman

US cancer expert Professor Yuman Fong is engineering the treatment, which is being developed by Australia biotech company Imugene.

They are hoping the treatment will be tested on breast cancer patients, among other cancer sufferers, next year.

Professor - Fong - Australia - Trials

Professor Fong is currently in Australia to organise the clinical trials, which will also be run overseas.

Patients with triple negative breast cancer, melanoma, lung cancer, bladder, gastric and bowel cancer would be tested in the 'basket study'.

Success - Mice - Virus - Humans - Professor

Success with mice does not ensure the virus will be able to treat humans, but Professor Fong remains positive, as other specific viruses have been effective in fighting cancer in humans.

The virus, which causes the common cold, was turned into a treatment for brain cancer by scientists in the US.

Cancer - Patients - Years - Others - Tumours

The cancer in some patients disappeared for years before it came back, while others saw tumours shrink considerably.

Similarly, a form of the...
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