First human patient injected with revolutionary cancer-killing virus

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Scientists have injected the first human patient with a new cancer-killing virus. The virus, known as Vaxinia, has seen successful tests in animals. However, the true test of its efficacy begins with this new clinical trial.

It’s easy to hear the word virus and instantly think of something bad. After all, there are a lot of deadly viruses out there. However, scientists are using a new cancer-killing virus known as Vaxinia in an experimental cancer treatment.

The hope here is that the virus will amplify the body’s immune response against cancer. The virus itself has been engineered specifically to kill cancer cells. And, in previous animal trials, scientists have seen very promising results. These kinds of viruses have been a “smoking gun” in the fight against cancer for over a century.

However, the success of these viruses has been very limited, to say the least. This time around, though, the scientists have engineered the cancer-killing virus to not only harm cancer cells, but also to make them more recognizable to the body’s immune system. Researchers hope that this will help make the body’s response stronger, allowing it to fight back better.

Previous clinical trials of cancer drugs have shown promising results, too. But, Vaxinia could help open new doors, too.

Early testing was full of promise​

Of course, before moving on to the human tests, the scientists tested the virus on animals. In many cases, they saw huge success at shrinking tumors in early animal and lab experiments. The cancer-killing virus has shown that it can reduce the size of lung, breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and colon cancer tumors.

With that success, the scientists decided to move on to human testing. Results seen in animals do not always directly translate to human patients. There are a lot of reasons for this, obviously, but the researchers are hopeful this virus could improve patients’ chance to fight back against cancer.

Currently, Vaxinia will be tested in a Phase 1 trial of just 100 cancer patients. These patients have metastatic or advanced solid tumors, and each has tried at least two other treatments. The researchers plan to administer the drug in two different groups. The first will receive just Vaxinia. The second group will get the cancer-killing virus plus an immunotherapy drug.

Of course, Phase 1 trials are mostly about safety and finding the optimal dose. As such, it might not prove the efficacy of the virus as a whole. However, it is an important next step in possibly finding an alternative method to fighting cancer. The trial is currently expected to complete by early 2025. So, it’ll be a while before we see any final results.
 

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Will probably get lobbied and shut down by the current cancer treatment providers
Chemotherapy, other cancer drug manufacturers
 

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Cancer have taken too many from human kind..... We need to solve this to extend lifespan to further advance civilization.

Imagine if Einstein is still alive...or tesla....what it could have been in 2022
 

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Cancer have taken too many from human kind..... We need to solve this to extend lifespan to further advance civilization.

Imagine if Einstein is still alive...or tesla....what it could have been in 2022
cancer has nothing to do with aging le
 

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Cancer have taken too many from human kind..... We need to solve this to extend lifespan to further advance civilization.

Imagine if Einstein is still alive...or tesla....what it could have been in 2022
Not even they can do anything about it. Cancer really sucks because your own body is the one killing you. :(
 

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This will be the last news you hear of it.

Because if successful, medical will earn nothing.
 

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Imagine it injected into a tiktoker and the tiktoker die because he/she is cancer
 

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Not r
Not even they can do anything about it. Cancer really sucks because your own body is the one killing you. :(
Not really. It's just some part of ur dna/body cells turning rogue due to certain factors....
 

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Cancer have taken too many from human kind..... We need to solve this to extend lifespan to further advance civilization.

Imagine if Einstein is still alive...or tesla....what it could have been in 2022
Big pharma already have the solution, which is long term medication and treatment $$$$$$
 

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Isn't that still technically part of your body? I don't think my statement is wrong?
Technically, our bodies is not supposed to be killing us, isn't it? It's when certain parts is spoilt due to whatever reason then things happen.

So my reasoning is that our bodies is not intentionally killing us when cancer happens. Its just the spoilt/damaged part that is killing /damaging us....
 
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