In a nutshell
This project will further investigate the safety, specificity
and action of a virus that kills cancer cells in advanced prostate
cancer. Initial results suggest that this virus improves
treatment of advanced prostate cancer when applied together with
Why we funded it
This project proposes a new way to treat advanced metastatic
prostate cancer (prostate cancer that has spread to other sites in
the body). The scientists aim to exploit the fact that cancer cells
grow and divide much faster than normal cells. They have
artificially altered a virus so that it cannot cause disease but
instead enters dividing cancer cells and kills them. The
scientists hope that using this virus at the same time as
conventional chemotherapy will make treatment for advanced prostate
cancer more effective.
Read a more detailed summary of this project here.