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Five Oncoviruses Debut On NIH Carcinogen List

By Joshua A. Krisch | November 7, 2016

Seven newly evaluated substances, including five oncoviruses, have been added to the US National Institutes of Health’s 14th Report on Carcinogens.

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FDA OKs Herpesvirus to Treat Cancer

By Jef Akst | October 28, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of an engineered herpesvirus for the treatment of melanoma marks the first oncolytic virus to enter the market.

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Cancer Immunotherapist

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2015

Scientist to Watch Yvonne Saenger explains recent advances in using biomarkers to identify cancer patients who might benefit most from immunotherapy.

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Yvonne Saenger: Immunotherapy Pioneer

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2015

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Columbia University. Age: 41

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2014

December 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Contributors

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the June 2014 issue of The Scientist

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Tactical Maneuvers

By Stephanie Swift | June 1, 2014

Scientists are creating viruses that naturally home in on tumor cells while simultaneously boosting the body’s immune system to fight cancer.

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Targeting Tumors with Viruses

By Stephanie Swift | June 1, 2014

Stephanie Swift discusses the strategy of fighting cancer with viruses.

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Cancer-Fighting Virus

By Ruth Williams | June 13, 2012

A small patient trial offers hope that cancer-killing viruses might be a viable therapy after all.

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