New dual-action cancer-killing virus

Scientists have equipped a virus that kills carcinoma cells with a protein so it can also target and kill adjacent cells that are tricked into shielding the cancer from the immune system. It is the first time that cancer-associated fibroblasts within solid tumors — healthy cells that are tricked into protecting the cancer from the immune system and supplying it with growth factors and nutrients — have been specifically targeted in this way. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)