September 2, 2011

An unexpected ally in the search for cancer’s cure


Dalhousie Medical School researchers have discovered that a tumour cell marker is a receptor for the measles virus, suggesting the possible use of measles virus to help fight cancer. Their findings appear in a recent issue of PLoS Pathogens…“The cancer-killing properties of measles virus have previously been reported by researchers at the Mayo Clinic,” says Dr. Richardson, professor of microbiology & immunology and paediatrics, and Canada Research Chair in Viral Vaccinology and Therapeutics. Additional coverage: The Star

Dalhousie University News,  by Allison Gerrard, 9/2/11

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