Viruses as allies in the fight against cancer


About the research

With the current corona pandemic, viruses are seen as more dangerous than ever. But did you know that some viruses can help us fight cancer? Jolien De Munck (VUB) is studying the potential of these so-called 'oncolytic viruses'.

Jolien De Munck

Jolien De Munck has been very interested in medicine since childhood. During her studies to become a bio-engineer (medical biotechnology) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, she became passionate about research. With her doctorate, she connects medicine and scientific research, as she goes in search of the relationship between oncolytic viruses - a type of immunotherapy in the fight against cancer -, cell death and the immune system.

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