Skip to comments.Woman’s cancer killed by measles virus in unprecedented trial
Posted on 05/15/2014 7:03:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Russell said he and his team had engineered the virus to make it more suitable for cancer therapy. And, after just one dose of it, Erholtzs cancer went into remission. She has been completely cleared of the disease, Russell wrote in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Though, in this trial, the treatments were successful on only one of the two patients.
And Tanios Bekaii-Saab, a researcher at James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Ohio, said the study must be confirmed in large randomized clinical trials where many hopes get dashed, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
Unless we get to the third stage of development, we are cautiously optimistic, he said.
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Wonder what other cancers can be cured by viruses.
She was given enough to inoculate 10 million people! That stuned my beeber.
Pretty amazing, but if they came out with an engineered virus that cured all cancers 100% of the time with absolutely no side-effects, 100% proven, the FDA would approve it in say...oh..the year 2045, 2345 if Hitlery became POTUS, because it would be an emergency treatment that could say 100s of thousands of lives and we don’t want that now do we. But they’ll continue to approve every drug in existence for every slight discomfort a person has. “Polyslipaphobia - the fear of being chased around a table by timber wolves while wearing socks on a newly waxed floor” Oh we have a drug for that, but it may cause stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, bleeding, blurry vision, deafness, joint paint, bloating, skin lesions, loose teeth, gangrene, liver and kidney failure, hair loss and rigor mortis.
In reality, it takes about 12 years to bring a drug through clinical testing to market.
It is also unlikely that any one treatment will cure all cancers, since cancers are a diverse group of diseases of disregulation of cell function.
As if the Ministry of Truth inadvertently released an draft copy.
If a virus kills it, I wonder about a viral origin myself.
Wasn’t the a Will Smith movie about this several years ago where the vaccination for turned everyone into zombies or vampires?
But if a virus can destroy healthy cells why not abnormal ones?
In the case of the glioblastoma and polio virus it may make sense that a modified polio virus can kill mutant brain cells.
While I realize that the virus is genetically engineered for this purpose and is apparently contained, I still have to wonder, by what mechanism is the virus made self-limiting to a given type of cancerous tumor? Could genetically engineered polio or measles enter into the general population via some unintentional means with dire consequence?
I wrote a short story on that, a virus based ‘cure’ that winds up killing millions
Titled “The Cure”. Fun to write, but screwing around with smallpox wouldn’t be my first choice.
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