VIRUSES AS A CURE FOR CANCER?
Cancer has been haunting the human population for centuries. Despite the availability of various current treatments, the number of cancer patients is on the rise. This article discusses an alternative treatment for cancer– cancer virotherapy, a concept of using virus to kill cancer cells. It has been the subject of investigation for decades but has only recently been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a therapeutic agent for cancer. A brief description of the history of virotherapy, how the virus kill the cancer cells, the benefits of this treatment as well as the outcome are discussed.