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  • Posted: 05/22/2014

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Mayo Clinic study shows virotherapy is promising against multiple myeloma

In a proof of principle clinical trial, Mayo Clinic researchers have demonstrated that virotherapy — destroying cancer with a virus that infects and kills cancer cells but spares normal tissues — can be effective against the deadly cancer multiple myeloma.

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