The medical world could realize a major breakthrough in defeating Cancer. AOL’s Daily Finance interviewed CEO, Dr. Brad Thompson, of Calgary-based biotechnology company, Oncolytics Biotech regarding the founding his company. The company was founded on the trail to making the remarkable cancer treatment that involves infecting patients with a harmless virus called a reovirus (Respiratory Enteric Orphan virus). The virus, for some reason, likes to grow in and kill cancer cells rather than living in normal tissue.
Thomas explained that the virus is a noxious entity in the body, bypassing normal tissues to find its way to the cancer cells and wipe them out. He told Daily Finance, “the body mounts a normal immune response to the infection. Normally, the latest we ever find the virus in the body is a couple of weeks after the first injection, and then it’s completely gone.”
Thompson says his company is beginning Phase 3 trials “for a marketable cancer treatment based on this technology in two years.” This treatment could result in the biggest medical discovery of the 21st century. Read more here.