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Scientists Use Salmonella To Fight Cancer In First Human Trials

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December 13, 1999
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A genetically engineered strain of the bacteria Salmonella has been administered to the first cancer patients enrolled in a Phase I intratumoral clinical trial. The concept, developed by Yale Cancer Center researchers and licensed to Vion Pharmaceuticals in New Haven, Conn., involves the use of engineered strains of the common Salmonella bacterium, the same bacterium that, in its unaltered or wild type form, can cause food poisoning and septic shock.

(NEW HAVEN) -- A genetically engineered strain of the bacteria Salmonella has been administered to the first cancer patients enrolled in a Phase I intratumoral clinical trial. The patients were initially monitored in the hospital and subsequently discharged.


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