virotherapy


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vi·ro·ther·a·py

(vī-rō-ther'ă-pē),
Treatment of malignancies using engineered viruses to target the cancerous cells.

virotherapy

(vī′rō-thĕr′ə-pē)
n.
The use of genetically engineered viruses to infect and kill tumor cells.

virotherapy

(vī″rō-thĕr′ă-pē)
The use of viruses to infect and kill rapidly replicating cells, esp. cancer cells. Oncolytic viruses used in virotherapy include some adenoviruses, influenza virus, mumps virus, Newcastle virus, and poliovirus.

vi·ro·ther·a·py

(vīrō-thāră-pē)
Treatment of malignancies using engineered viruses to target cancerous cells.
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The PD-L1 immune checkpoint blockade made stem cell-based oncolytic virotherapy a better way to deal with melanoma brain metastasis.
As such, one of the biggest hurdles in virotherapy is maintaining a fine balance between oncolytic potential and tumour selectivity.
Recently, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, scientists announced the first positive results for virotherapy in large-scale clinical trials with cancer patients, paving the way for a new class of drugs to be approved for general use.
However, virotherapy is expected to prove expensive to carry out.
Aina Muceniece's daughter followed in her mother's footsteps and heads the Association of Virotherapy of Latvia which aims to promote virotherapy and the training of doctors to use the medication.
The emerging fields of suicide gene therapy and virotherapy.
However, the continued quest for candidate viruses for oncolytic virotherapy led to the identification of NDV as virus with an inherent oncolytic potential for the treatment of human cancers (15-19).
With help of virotherapy, the researchers found, that the median survival time of MV-CEA-treated mice almost doubled, and complete tumour regression was observed in one-fifth of treated animals.
Objective: The Viruses, Immune stimulation and RNA Interference in Oncology Network (VIRION) is focused on the execution of an internationally competitive cancer research project focused on the development of a novel therapeutic regime by combining immune therapy with oncolytic virotherapy and RNA interference techniques.
Medical research in Latvia has shed light on new methods including virotherapy for treating cancer.