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|Modified Virus Kills Human Brain Tumors|
|Posted By: Mooreberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Date: 5/9/03 12:33 a.m.|
In Response To: Flood = cure for Forerunner cancer? (Mooreberg)
I noticed this article while on the train heading to school, and you-know-what popped into mind. I couldn't find an online version, so here it is verbatim. From the Wednesday, May 7th Edition of Boston Metro:
Modified virus kills human brain tumors
A cold virus genetically engineered to help it sneak into cancer cells can kill inoperable brain tumors in mice, U.S. scientists reported yesterday.
The effects were so stunning that the National Cancer Institute and the Food and Drug Administration are rusing to test the apporach in people with brain tumors.
If it works, it will be the first treatment for malignant glioma, the deadliest form of brain cancer.
Brain tumors affect about 18,000 peope in the United States every year, killing 13,000. Gliomas are responsible for about half of all the cases.
"The bottom line of the gliomas is that they are bad. Everyone dies within a year," said Dr. Frederrick lang of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Lang and colleagues used a genetically engineered form of a common cold virus known as an adenovirus. They weakened it so it could not affect healthy cells, then gave it an added genetic "key" to open the door into cancer cells.
When they tested it in mice inject with human brain tumor cells of a particularly nasty nature, called glioblastoma multiforme, it apparently cured 60 percent of them.
"The animals lived 140 days - we took the brains out at that point and found no tumors there," Lang said in a telephone interview. Normally, mice injected with human brain tumor cells die within 20 days.
"We've never seen this kind of response before with any other treatment test in either animals or humans," Dr. Juan Fueyo, who led the study, said. (Reuters)
If anyone could find some online sources that substantiate it this, it would be appreciated. I guess it was just reported this week, so it may not be easy to find.
It just sort of surprised me how well an actual "stunning" scientific discovery corresponded to what I had been speculating about in regards to a video game. :-)
Inoperable tumors... virus eliminates cancer without harming healthy cells... treament extends survival rate seven-fold (20 x 7 = 140)...
Necessity is the mother of all coincidences... :p
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|Flood = cure for Forerunner cancer?||Mooreberg||5/3/03 2:37 a.m.|
|Re: Flood = cure for Forerunner cancer?||rebel||5/3/03 7:47 a.m.|
|Re: Flood = cure for Forerunner cancer?||JaBo:MiR||5/3/03 9:18 a.m.|
|Read my disproving theory: click the link! *NM*||Jamirus99||5/3/03 11:17 a.m.|
|Modified Virus Kills Human Brain Tumors||Mooreberg||5/9/03 12:33 a.m.|
|viral phage (sp?) in the former ussr -check it out *NM*||myrad_dragon||5/9/03 7:26 p.m.|
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