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Part biosurgery, part immunotherapy, C. novyi destroys tumor

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Researchers have found a way to destroy tumors by directly injecting them with spores of Clostridium novyi, a bacterium that thrives in anaerobic conditions and, therefore, prefers exactly the kind of cancer that other therapies have a hard time getting to: the poorly vascularized core of large tumors.

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