Common virus could help fight liver cancer and hepatitis

A virus that causes childhood coughs and colds could help in the fight against primary liver cancer. Reovirus stimulates the body’s own immune system to kill off the cancerous cells, researchers from the University of Leeds discovered. In addition, Reovirus is able to kill off the hepatitis C virus – a common cause of primary liver cancer – at the same time, the team found.

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