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Cancer-fighting version of herpes shows promise in early human trials

Cancer-fighting version of herpes shows promise in early human trials

An illustration of a herpes simplex virus. Drawing: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Scientists may be able to turn a longtime enemy germ into an ally against cancer, according to new research this week. In preliminary data from a phase I trial, a genetically modified version of the herpes virus has shown promise in treating hard-to-eradicate tumors, with …

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