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Dose of measles virus destroys woman's incurable cancer

from Medical News Today

From May 20: In what they describe as a proof of principle study, doctors in the U.S. were able to keep a woman with deadly multiple myeloma — an incurable bone marrow cancer — free of all signs of living cancer cells for over 6 months by giving her just one high dose of measles virus. Two patients received a single intravenous dose of measles virus that was engineered to kill myeloma plasma cells and not harm other cells. The team, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, says both patients responded to the treatment, showing reduced bone marrow cancer and levels of myeloma protein. more


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