Kill the Virus, Stop the Cancer: Scientific American

Some preliminary research results on the use of radioimmunotherapy which holds promise in treating liver and cervical cancers, and lymphomas caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Quote:

“Our study has shown in principle that radioimmunotherapy can help in treating cancers caused by viruses—and, just as exciting, the approach also holds promise for cancer prevention,” she said. “In people chronically infected with hepatitis B or C, human papillomaviruses or other viruses known to cause cancer, radioimmunotherapy could potentially eliminate virus-infected cells before they’re able to transform into cancer cells.”

Kill the Virus, Stop the Cancer: Scientific American.

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