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Posted by McCray (@tracymccray) · Wed, Jul 9 at 5:39pm EDT

Mayo Clinic Radio: Measles Virus vs. Cancer

Miss the show? Here is the podcast: Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 7-12-2014 

On Saturday, July 12, at 9 a.m. CT, we’ll talk about the groundbreaking research involving the measles virus to fight cancer. The process is called oncolytic virotherapy and Dr. Stephen Russell will be our guest, along with his patient Stacy Erholtz who received 10 million doses – a seemingly lethal amount – of the measles virus to treat her multiple myeloma.

To donate to Stacy Erholtz's "Let's Go Viral" foundation, click here for the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation.

The Wall Street Journal article on health trackers is found here.

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This Saturday we’ll hear more about Stacy’s amazing story, discuss with Dr. Russell the science behind virus therapy and learn where future research might be headed.  Are there other diseases that could be cured by using viruses?  Where did all those doses of measles vaccine come from?  It’s a remarkable development in the future of medicine.  Join us.

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Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

Mayo Clinic Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic. The show is taped for rebroadcast by some affiliates.

 

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