Karoly Toth and William S. M. Wold
A method is provided for screening anti-adenovirus agents. The method includes reducing the activation of the immune system of a small mammal, administering a human adenovirus vector to the small mammal, monitoring the tumor cells in the mammal, and analyzing infectious virus units within the tumor cells and the organs of the small mammal. Specifically, the immune system of the small mammal is suppressed using cyclophosphamide. The small mammal may be, but is not limited to, one of the following: mice, rabbits, cotton rats, hamsters, rats, and other small rodents.