Tumor-destroying vaccines have emerged as a new weapon in the fight against cancer.
Conventional vaccines prevent people from getting sick in the first place. Now scientists are testing a new type of vaccine that treats existing cancers by spurring immune cells to go on the attack. These drugs—known as therapeutic vaccines—hold the potential to plunge cancers into remission without causing the side effects of treatments such as chemotherapy...
...Oncorus Inc., based in Cambridge, Mass., is developing a viral glioblastoma vaccine that also produces a protein that breaks down the defenses surrounding the tumor. This enables the virus and immune cells to penetrate farther into the tumor.