Mayo Clinic cures Myeloma with a Billion Units of the Measles Virus

Mayo Clinic cures Myeloma with a Billion Units of the Measles Virus

Here's an interesting article in today's local newspaper (my local newspaper: The Washington Post): the Mayo Clinic cures myeloma in a patient by giving her a powerful dose of Measles:

Woman’s cancer killed by measles virus in unprecedented trial

washingtonpost.com/news/mor...

So, as part of a two-patient clinical trial, doctors at the Mayo Clinic injected Erholtz with 100 billion units of the measles virus – enough to inoculate 10 million people. Her doctor said they were entering the unknown.

Five minutes into the hour-long process, Erholtz got a terrible headache. Two hours later, she started shaking and vomiting. Her temperature hit 105 degrees, Stephen Russell, the lead researcher on the case, told The Washington Post early Thursday morning.

But I remember what Chaya Venkat said about the Lance Armstrong effect, CLL, and the fact that cancer cells are more fragile at higher temperatures (like 104 F) than normal cells:

updates.clltopics.org/748-t...

I find it fascinating....here's perhaps a more balanced article on the Measles treatment from a Minnesota newspaper. Apparently, the Mayo Clinic is starting a real clinical trial by September:

startribune.com/lifestyle/h...

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