Herpes simplex virus oncolytic therapy for pediatric malignancies

Academic Article


  • Despite improving survival rates for children with cancer, a subset of patients exist with disease resistant to traditional therapies such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. These patients require newer, targeted treatments used alone or in combination with more traditional approaches. Oncolytic herpes simplex virus (HSV) is one of these newer therapies that offer promise for several difficult to treat pediatric malignancies. The potential benefit of HSV therapy in pediatric solid tumors including brain tumors, neuroblastomas, and sarcomas is reviewed along with the many challenges that need to be addressed prior to moving oncolytic HSV therapy from the laboratory to the beside in the pediatric population.
  • Published In

  • Molecular Therapy  Journal
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    Author List

  • Friedman GK; Pressey JG; Reddy AT; Markert JM; Gillespie GY
  • Start Page

  • 1125
  • End Page

  • 1135
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 7