Mayo Clinic Study Finds Measles Virus Could Treat Cancer

Posted on November 4th, 2011 by

A Mayo Clinic study to determine why measles spread so quickly may also offer a new tool in the fight against breast, ovarian and lung cancers. “The measles virus has developed a strategy of diabolic elegance,” Dr. Roberto Cattaneo, principal investigator of the study and Mayo Clinic molecular biologist, said in a news release. “It first hijacks immune cells patrolling the lungs to get into the host. It then travels within other immune cells everywhere in the body.

ThirdAge, Claire Shefchik, 11/4/11

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