The story of a pioneering treatment that is attempting to use a simple virus to combat the growth - and devastating effects - of brain tumours.
- Some tumours are inoperable and cannot be treated with regular cancer treatment.
- Researchers are pioneering new treatments that may help save or prolong the lives of cancer sufferers.
- Researchers are able to genetically adapt viruses and inject them into the body so they only attack cancer cells, killing them off.
- Injecting viruses into the body is risky, but its success shows that our understanding of cancer continues to evolve.
This is Robert Swan.
Aged just 25, he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour called a glioma.
The tumour paralysed his right side and affected his speech.
Robert Swan, Cancer patient, UK – "I was loving life. I was getting on brilliant and then this happened. Somebody would say something to me …
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