Scientists have discovered a virus that might actually be used to cure cancer. The Senecavirus, which can be programmed to target cancer cells, can destroy cancer cells without harming any of the healthy tissue around it. It was discovered a few years ago by a company called Neotropix, and until recently, it was thought to be a lab contaminant. According to the article:
Neotropix has been using Senacavirus in animal studies with success as treatment for lung cancers. The company reported that the Senacavirus was 10,000 times more effective than the use of chemotherapeutics and had no overt toxicity to the animals. Neotropix has now entered its first phase of clinical trials with the Senecavirus on human lung cancer patients.
Let’s hope that we shall soon see a cure for cancer!