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Therapy for EBV-associated Lymphomas

A virus-targeted therapy for
Epstein Barr virus associated lymphomas  

Phoenicia is working to bring an innovative therapeutic approach for deadly EBV-associated lymphomas into clinical trials with a new generation and oral virus-targeted therapeutic.

Epstein Barr virusPhoenicia Founder Douglas V. Faller developed a method to activate silent genes within the dormant EBV virus, which resides in lymphoma cells.

The EBV virus, whether a “passenger” or the cancer-causing agent, can then serve as a target for therapeutics. Activating the viral TK gene causes activation of a common antiviral pro-drug, selectiving killing the lymphoma cells containing the virus.  Continue reading