Common Virus Kills Cancer Stem Cells

News — By on April 8, 2009 at 1:00 am

Dalhousie Medical School cancer researcher Dr. Patrick Lee has proven that a common virus can infect and kill breast cancer stem cells. This breakthrough finding is published in the current issue of Molecular Therapy, the prestigious journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy. It is only within the past few years that the scientific community has understood the full significance of cancer stem cells and the urgent need to find a means of eliminating them.

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