A cancer drug based on a tumor-killing virus has for the first time succeeded in a late-stage clinical trial, giving a lift to a technology that has long tantalized doctors and researchers

March 2013
MondayMorning;3/25/2013, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p1
The article offers information on the success of a cancer drug based on a tumor-killing virus in the Phase 3 clinical trial in patients with advanced melanoma. It mentions that the drug is being developed by the drug manufacturing company Amgen Inc. It includes that 16 percent of the patients who had the treatment, called talimogene laherparepvec (TVEC) in the trial, observed a significant shrinkage of their tumors.


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