An unexpected discovery in a herpes lab might bring relief to cancer patients
June 29, 2017
| By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service
Drs. Jia Zhu and Tao Peng made a unexpected discovery while searching for a treatment for herpes: The virus prompts skin cells to make a protein that keeps sensory nerves healthy, and might lead to a treatment for peripheral neuropathy, a side effect of chemotherapy.
Pritelivir reduces viral shedding and lesions better than valacyclovir, study shows
Dec. 20, 2016
| By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service
The results of the phase 2, randomized, double-blind trial published today in JAMA showed that when people with genital herpes took a daily oral dose of pritelivir, they reduced their rate of viral shedding by half compared to when they took valacyclovir. They also had fewer genital sores and less pain.
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