The search for a cancer treatment that selectively finds and kills only the cancerous cells has just made a giant leap forward.

A new study published in Nature Communications, by a group of researchers from the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute, Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, and Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute in Spain, describes an innovative strategy they developed to get adenovirus to specifically target cancer cells—without attacking healthy cells.

Scientists have used several different tactics to get viruses to kill cancer cells.

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