doctors cured cancer patient injecting measles virus

Published on May 15th, 2014

Doctors Cured Cancer Patient by Injecting the Measles Virus

Scientists have developed a stunning medical experiment that could provide an effective treatment for cancer. They used a high dose of a measles virus that has been genetically modified and became an effective weapon in the fight against this disease.

So far the method has been tested only two patients, and the results are encouraging.

The first patients case showed signs of bone cancer remission and the second patient, a woman of 49 years was in complete remission.

Stacy Erholtz, who had myeloma, was declared healthy after six months the disease has not recurred since.

The experiment was conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic, who argue that the use of viruses to destroy cancer is an effective solution.

This virus infects and kills cancer cells and healthy cells are not affected.

Study author Stephen Russell believed that this method could help find a cure.

Experiments will continue with the measles virus which will be used to see the effect on ovarian cancer, head and neck cancers and mesothelioma.

The measles virus, shown in yellow: Researchers have revealed a proof of principle clinical trial that used a high dose ‘blast’ of a specially engineered version of the measles virus to cure cancer.

Patients who took part in the experiment reacted badly to other conventional treatments and the disease returned several times.

If their case, physicians have injected a single dose of the genetically modified virus to attack particularly myeloma cells.

Multiple Myeloma is a cancer of the bone marrow, causing the appearance of tumors in bone or tissue.

The dose of virus that the patient who was cured was great - one dose contained the amount to vaccinate a hundred million people.

Oncolytic virotherapy – using re-engineered viruses to fight cancer – has a history dating back to the 1950s. Doctors have already treated thousands of patients who had cancer, using different viruses.

Experiment at the Mayo Clinic is the first study that clearly shows the effect that it has on a patient’s therapy is the first case of complete cure of a patient with metastases.

Source: Daily Mail

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