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Measles Virus vs. Cancer: Mayo Clinic Radio

Posted by Joel Streed, Jul 14, 2014

On this week's Mayo Clinic Radio program 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. We’ll hear more about 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.

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

Tags: Cancer, Dr Russell, Mayo Clinic Radio, Measles Virus, podcast

 

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