The ultimate goal is that these developed cancer-targeting viruses will find and destroy the triple negative breast cancer cells, and at the same time stimulate the immune system to clear any remaining cells – a treatment he calls a viro-immunotherapy.
He will develop these viruses and test them using triple negative breast cancer cells grown in the lab. Dr Wang’s research could lead to an effective and safe viro-immunotherapy treatment for triple negative breast cancer, so providing a new option to treat this aggressive form of the disease and ultimately save thousands of lives.
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