Oncolytic Virus Proves Promising in Advanced Melanoma
November 16, 2014
Despite the various treatment advances in melanoma, advanced stages of the disease remain a significant challenge for oncologists. Novel methods of attacking disease vulnerabilities continue to be developed-one such technique is the use of oncolytic viruses to destroy cancer cells. A couple of studies presented an update on preclinical and clinical progress with CAVATAK, formulated using the common cold Coxsackievirus Type A21 (CVA21), during the Society for Melanoma Research, 2014 International Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, November 13—16.