Intraventricular Immunovirotherapy; A Translational Step Forward



January 25, 2023

Intraventricular Immunovirotherapy; A Translational Step Forward | Oncotarget Copy: Oncotarget published this trending research perspective in Volume 14, entitled, “Intraventricular immunovirotherapy; a translational step forward" by the researchers from the Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL. DOI - Correspondence to - Joshua D. Bernstock -, Gregory K. Friedman - Abstract Oncolytic virotherapy with intratumoral engineered type-1 herpes simplex virus (HSV) has been proven safe with promising efficacy in recent clinical trials for treatment of both pediatric and adult high-grade glioma. However, this approach excludes patients with tumors in surgically inaccessible and/or eloquent brain regions. Current delivery methods are also unable to access/treat those patients with metastatic disease in the spinal cord and/or leptomeningeal disease. A recent preclinical study has paved the way for clinical translation of intraventricular administration of oHSV by identifying and mitigating the toxicity associated with this route for therapeutic benefit in murine models of disseminated medulloblastoma. This work may ultimately allow for targeting of intractable disease and provides a feasible option for the repetitive dosing of clinically relevant immunovirotherapy, G207. Sign up for free Altmetric alerts about this article - Keywords - oncolytic virotherapy, herpes simplex virus (HSV), G207, intraventricular therapy, leptomeningeal disease About Oncotarget Oncotarget is a primarily oncology-focused, peer-reviewed, open access journal. Papers are published continuously within yearly volumes in their final and complete form, and then quickly released to Pubmed. On September 15, 2022, Oncotarget was accepted again for indexing by MEDLINE. Oncotarget is now indexed by Medline/PubMed and PMC/PubMed. To learn more about Oncotarget, please visit and connect with us: SoundCloud - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - YouTube - LinkedIn - Pinterest - Reddit - Media Contact MEDIA@IMPACTJOURNALS.COM 18009220957

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