Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mayo Clinic early trial uses measles virus to treat blood cancer

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CANCER DIGEST – May 15, 2015 – In a first in class clinical trial, Mayo Clinic researchers have demonstrated a new approach to treating blood cancer using an engineered dose of the measles virus.  Two patients in the early stage trial with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells,  were given doses of the virus and both have responded with reductions of cancer in the bone marrow. One patient, a 49-year-old woman, experienced complete remission of myeloma and has been clear of the disease for over six months. The findings appear in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings

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