New dual-action cancer-killing virus

Scientists have equipped a virus that kills carcinoma cells with a protein so it can also target and kill adjacent cells that are tricked into shielding the cancer from the immune system.

The study was funded by Cancer Research UK, the Medical Research Council, the Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund and the Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. Materials were provided by PsiOxus Therapeutics Ltd.