Cancer Prevention Latest Research January 2010 - 3

Below are a number of articles about the effect of disease on cancer prevention that have appeared in CANCERactives icon magazine.


Viral cause of prostate cancer? Another vaccine nears launch


Utah and Columbia University medical schools have found the xenotropic murine leukaemia virus (XMRV) in 27 per cent of prostate cancer tissue. XMRV is a ’retrovirus’ which behaves in the same way to HIV inserting copies of their own DNA into the DNA of the cells they infect. Similarly HPV is known to cause cervical cancer and was found in 2008 to be present in equally large numbers of breast cancers by the University of New South Wales.

The new breed of vaccines (like those for HPV) attack the virus itself, rather than stimulating the immune system, as with traditional vaccines.

Whilst drug companies rush to develop vaccines that can be used against large swathes of the population some cancer experts have warned that just because a virus is present does not mean that it is causal.

Interestingly in the 1930’s to 1950’s Royal Rife, an American health pioneer developed a special microscope and concluded that there was ’a virus at the heart of every cancer’. He also extracted such viruses and used them to cause other cancers. And he developed a ’zapper’ whose frequency depended upon that of the individual virus. His ideas were ridiculed by orthodox medicine. His story can be found on our web site.


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