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UPDATED: GMO virus approved for cancer trial – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on October 29th, 2015.

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved the use of a genetically modified virus (Pexa-Vec) for a liver cancer treatment trial. The Pexa-Vec virus is the first genetically modified organism for a human therapeutic purpose that is capable of reproducing itself, to be approved by the EPA for release under the HSNO Act. In a separate media release Environment Minister […]

Experts call for urgent action on liver cancer

John Kerr posted in on September 10th, 2012.

Leading health experts are warning that rates of liver cancer will soar over the next decade if urgent action isn’t taken to curb the leading cause of the disease, viral hepatitis. They are gathered in Auckland to issue a public statement calling on government, health departments and others to take immediate action. “… A substantial […]

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