Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mayo Clinic: Treating Cancer With Measles Vaccine

It will be pretty neat if they can replicate the finding, even if just on one type of cancer.
The cancer, which had spread widely through her body, went into complete remission and was undetectable in Erholtz’s body after just one dose of the measles vaccine, which has an uncanny affinity for certain kinds of tumors.

Erholtz was one of just two subjects in the experiment and the only one to achieve complete remission. But the experiment provides the “proof of concept” that a single, massive dose of intravenous viral therapy can kill cancer by overwhelming its natural defenses, according to Dr. Stephen Russell, a professor of molecular medicine who spearheaded the research at Mayo...

The normal dose of vaccine contains 10,000 infectious units of the measles virus, Russell said. ...Erholtz and another patient were injected with 100 billion infectious units, he said.
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