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A strain of the common cold virus can infect and kill bladder cancer cells, a small study suggests.
In the study, 15 patients with the disease were given the cancer-killing coxsackievirus (CVA21) through a catheter one week before surgery to remove their tumors. When tissue samples were analyzed after surgery, there were signs that the virus had targeted and killed cancer cells in the bladder.
Once these cells had died, the virus had then reproduced and infected other cancerous cells, but all other healthy cells were left intact… (BBC, July 5, 2019)