Can a Cold Virus Treat Cancer?

James experts are working to create a remarkable treatment from the common cold.

Researchers are conducting a study aimed at changing cold viruses in ways that target tumors. According to the OSUCCC – James' neuro-oncology director, Dr. Vinay Puduvalli, The goal of the research is to use molecular biology tools to change the viruses' tendencies to attack normal cells—typically resulting in colds—to destroy tumor cells.

If successful the manipulated viruses could zero in on tumors without damaging patients' normal cells.