The deadliest of oncological diseases is pancreatic cancer, which is considered practically incurable at the current medical development level. British and Chinese scientists’ joint work has led to the development of a new method of pancreatic cancer treatment, demonstrating increased patient survival.
The study found that treating pancreatic cancer may be more effective when using a modified smallpox virus. The oncolytic smallpox vaccine virus has been modified to increase its safety and create a more effective immune response to cancer. Based on the test results, it was concluded that the survival rate of patients with pancreatic cancer increased in the case of using the modified smallpox virus for their treatment.
Thus, the scientists received a new method to combat the most dangerous type of cancer, the cure of which, with the help of traditional chemotherapy and radiation therapy methods, showed little efficiency.