Intratumoral injection of Clostridium novyi-NT spores induces antitumor responses

This is nuts!  This story was mentioned in the ASM news digest for this week–injecting spores of a species of “flesh-eating” Clostridium found in soil directly into tumors allows for the bacteria to effectively eat the tumor to get rid of it.  They’ve already tried this in a person!

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