Scientists from the Institute of cancer research in the UK found: a modified herpes virus may help treat skin cancer. The study involved patients with melanoma in the last stages of the disease.
The introduction into the blood of a modified herpes virus has increased the lifespan of volunteers for 4-5 years. The result can be compared with the use of modern radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
The virus got into the cancer cells and strengthen the human immune system against the tumor. This helped in the fight with the dreaded disease.
Melanoma in the last stages is a virtually incurable disease. Doctors today can only delay the death of the patient or to relieve his suffering by injecting special drugs.