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Measles Vaccine Cancer Cure

Mayo Clinic Researchers Successfully Cure Cancer Using Measles Vaccine

In an April 2014 press release, a Mayo Clinic hematologist announced that a massive dose of the measles vaccine had eradicated blood cancer in a 49-year-old woman. Stephen Russell, M.D., Ph.D., author of the research paper and co-developer of the therapy, said the woman experienced a complete remission from myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow, and has been clear of the disease for over 6 months. “This is the first study to establish the feasibility of systemic oncolytic virotherapy for disseminated cancer,” he says. Russell and his team also treated another cancer patient with the measles vaccine, and although this patient did not respond as well, her cancer did show signs of improvement.

The Wonder of Aspirin

The Wonder of Aspirin

Imagine a modern drug with the ability to reduce fevers, ease aches and pain, fight off inflammation, and act as an anticoagulant for heart disease patients. It might sound crazy, but a new drug with all of aspirin’s benefits would have a hard time getting FDA approval today. Chances are it would never make it to the FDA at all. In fact, if you were somehow able to rewrite history so that aspirin had been discovered this year, it is almost certain that it would die in the lab and no drug company would ever touch it.

Vitamin C and Cancer Treatment

Vitamin C and Cancer Treatment

A new study suggests that vitamin C, when used as a supplement to cancer treatments, may increase the efficacy of cancer drugs while lessening the side effects of chemotherapy treatments in some cancer patients. Researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center reported their findings in Science Translational Medicine in February. According to the study, their research yielded positive results in the lab and in a small trial of ovarian cancer patients.

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