March 22, 2018 | Bob Curley | Healthline

Modified Herpes Virus Effective in Treating Liver Tumors

Liver tumors are tough to treat. But injecting these tumors with a herpes virus just might shift the body’s immune system into attack mode.

Cancerous tumors protect themselves by tricking the immune system into thinking they’re healthy, normal tissue. So, researchers are experimenting with using precise, image-guided injections of a genetically modified version of herpes.

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