Treating inoperable tumors with bacteria appears to be very effective, albeit being toxic to the patient as well. Has (live attenuated) Staphylococcus aureus ever been used against cancer? If the answer is yes, can you give me a link to some papers on this topic as well?

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    $\begingroup$ Amy sources to your claim? I've never heard of using bacteria against cancer?! $\endgroup$
    – AliceD
    Apr 24, 2016 at 7:12
  • $\begingroup$ @Christiaan I actually interviewed recently at a company that's doing just that. It's really interesting. $\endgroup$
    – MattDMo
    Apr 24, 2016 at 14:43
  • $\begingroup$ Is OP talking about Coley's toxins? cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancers-in-general/… and Streptococcus pyogenes and Serratia marcescens are currently used, not Staph. $\endgroup$ Apr 25, 2016 at 2:20


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