'We've gone from cancers we could not ever cure to being able to cure them using this strategy'...worth keeping an eye on!

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'We've gone from cancers we could not ever cure to being able to cure them using this strategy'...worth keeping an eye on!
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Saturday, July 16, 2016 12:15 pm

\'We’ve gone from cancers we could not ever cure to being able to cure them using this strategy\'

A cancer treatment breakthrough that worked for mice and cats and was developed by researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College is now getting human trials.

\"It\'s revolutionized the way we conduct the research in mice,\" pathobiology professor Byram Bridle said. \"We\'ve gone from cancers we could not ever cure to being able to cure them using this strategy.\"

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The key to the treatment is injecting oncolytic viruses – viruses that target cancer cells – into a patient\'s veins and the virus makes its way to the spleen, an organ that filters blood. It turns out, the spleen is a unique spot in the body which is the perfect location for a second booster vaccine.

\"We found this location in the spleen where the memory cells are separated from the killer cells, and this is very, very important,\" Bridle said.

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