This just came into my newsfeed: I can’t guarantee or recommend it, and although it looks encouraging, it may be one of those “leads” that just fizzles out and is never heard from again; however it certainly seems sufficiently promising to pass on to my readers. The quotation below comes entirely from the newsfeed.
“Cowpea mosaic virus, a plant virus that infects legumes, when injected into a tumor, activates the immune system to treat the cancer and prevent it from returning.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego and Dartmouth College have spent the last seven years studying and testing cowpea mosaic virus—in the form of nanoparticles—as a cancer immunotherapy and have reported encouraging results in lab mice and companion dog patients. Its effectiveness has been unrivaled by other cancer-fighting techniques examined by the researchers. However, the precise reasons for its effectiveness have remained a mystery”.
For details regarding this, see the article, “Cowpea Mosaic Virus Outperforms Other Members of the Secoviridae as In Situ Vaccine for Cancer Immunotherapy”,
by Veronique Beiss, Chenkai Mao, Steven N. Fiering and Nicole F. Steinmetz,
Molecular Pharmaceutics, 25 March 2022, at………
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.2c00058 or click on