Dr. Bell’s viral therapy trial in the news


Dr. John Bell, Division of Medical Oncology, Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. John Bell and other members of his team were in the news around the world this week after publishing results of a ground-breaking clinical trial of a cancer-fighting virus in the journal Nature. The study is the first to show that an intravenously-delivered viral therapy can consistently infect and spread within tumours without harming normal tissues in humans. It is also the first to show tumour-selective expression of a foreign gene after intravenous delivery. Read media release at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute for details.