10 Jul 2017

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How Overseas Patients Can Qualify For Rigvir® Cancer Virotherapy In Latvia

We receive many calls from international patients asking “Do I qualify for virotherapy?”. And while the answer always requires your individual case evaluation, here’s some information to add to your choice map if you are considering Rigvir® for yourself or your loved one.

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Rigvir virotherapy for cross-border patients in Latvia

Studies circulating around Rigvir® (short for Riga virus) started in the mid-1950’s in Latvia by a microbiologist professor Aina Muceniece. The scientist was the first to discover a cancer killing feature of the drug with little or no side effects. Following decades of clinical trials, virotherapy with Rigvir® has made Latvia an educational center for future virotherapy specialists from more than 20 countries.

After its national registration in Latvia (2004), Georgia (2015) and Armenia (2016), patients from roughly 25 countries around the world have started using Rigvir® to treat:

  • Melanoma
  • Lung cancer
  • Various types of sarcoma
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Glioblastoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Colorectal cancer

Because Rigvir® is a cancer treatment virus, it infects a cancer cell and destroys it from within leaving normal cells untouched.


In Latvia, Rigvir® cancer treatment is provided by Global Virotherapy Cancer Clinic located at the Baltic coastline. Its highly responsive English-speaking medical team believes it is important for every patient to understand that Rigvir® isn’t a magic pill. Therefore, virotherapy specialists from the clinic review every case very carefully to make sure you make the right decision.   

Here’s what exactly you need to do to get your “Do I qualify for Rigvir® virotherapy?” question answered within 48-72 hours.

Right after you start googling Rigvir® virotherapy make sure to collect your available medical files including:

  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • Scintigraphy
  • Biopsy
  • etc.

Firstly, this will help oncologists and immunologists evaluate your case within 48-72 hours. Secondly, we understand that if you receive honest and thoughtful medical opinion on Rigvir® in a timely manner, you will be able to make an informed decision to help you and your family have peace of mind.

Virotherapy specialists don’t expect you to have all required medical records. In fact, most patients don’t. But this isn’t a problem since getting CT or biopsy results at one of your local hospitals normally takes no longer than 2 days.

Once you collect your medical files, converting them to digital format for email attachments will save you precious time as opposed to sending them by post. In most cases the photographed images and scans with clear picture and easy to read details under zoom are accepted.

However, if your medical files are too big, using WeTransfer becomes a real time saver. The service allows you to send up to 2 GB at a time and is free of charge.

If the medical team at Global Virotherapy Cancer Clinic decides you can be qualified as a candidate for virotherapy, you will be offered a 7-day Complex Virotherapy Service Package including:

  • Complete blood count before and after the program to see how well your body is responding to treatment
  • Three Rigvir® shots catered specifically to your individual health needs
  • Daily consultations with your treating oncologists to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan if needed
  • Art therapy, physiotherapy, psychological therapy, and mind and body relaxation
  • Meals tailored to your current health condition
  • Rooms of various comfort levels
  • Free conveniences such as gym, city bicycles, transfers to and from the airport, 24/7 patient services, etc.

The package also includes a 3-month follow-up program with additional Rigvir® shots prescribed individually (up to 11 injections) after you return to your home country. During this period you will keep in touch with the oncologist from Global Virotherapy Cancer Clinic on regular basis to track your progress.


Complex Virotherapy Service Package varies in price depending on the room type you choose - EUR 7,000 for a standard room and EUR 10,000 for a superior room. If you would like your family member to stay with you in the same room including breakfast, additional EUR 100 will have to be paid per day. If your companion prefers a separate room including breakfast, additional EUR 200 will be charged.  

Please fill in the form on the right if you are searching for:

  • Free case evaluation
  • Online consultation with a virotherapy specialist
  • Information on Complex Virotherapy Service Package and follow-up treatment
  • Information on Rigvir® and its delivery worldwide
  • Other information on virotherapy and Rigvir®

We’ll return your message within 24 hours including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays to put you through to the relevant patient coordinator at Global Virotherapy Cancer Clinic. Please note that the price tag of Complex Virotherapy Service Package is constant no matter who you contact first - International Medical Tourism Center or the clinic.