A Prostate Cancer Trial was Featured on BBC 2 'Surgeons: At The Edge of Life' programme, series 1 episode 3, using a genetically modified virus.
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PCa Trial starts at 40:00 mins
Continues at 48:45 and 53:40
A genetically modified cold virus is injected into the prostate which attaches to and changes the bio-chemistry of the cancer cells, and it is hoped, to provoke the body immune system to fight the cancer.
2 days later a drug is injected which kills the cancer cells affected by the virus.
After 2 weeks the patient's PSa level had dropped from 80 to 65
Trial carried out at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
A big hand for William Yates, the patient, and the other 11 trial volunteers