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Massive Dose of Measles Vaccine Wipes Out Woman's Cancer

Case demonstrates potential for single-shot cure for cancer.

Screen grab from Mayo Clinic Video
Screen grab from Mayo Clinic Video
A woman whose cancer had spread throughout her body went into complete remission after receiving a super dose of the measles virus.

Stacy Erholtz, 50, of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, was given enough measles vaccine to inoculate tens of millions of people in a trial conducted by the Mayo Clinic, the Star Tribune reported.



Dr. Stephen Russell, a professor of molecular medicine, said the experiment provides some evidence that viral therapy can kill cancer.

"It's a landmark," Russell said to the Star Tribune. "We've known for a long time that we can give a virus intravenously and destroy metastatic cancer in mine. Nobody's shown that you can do that in people before [now]."

Erholtz had battled multiple myeloma for a decade – an incurable cancer of the blood. A video on Erholtz's story is attached to this post. Erholtz had been subjected to every known chemotherapy drug and under gone two stem cell transplants – but none of the treatments worked for any length of time.

"It's a very simple concept," Russell said. "Virus naturally come into the body and destroy tissue."

More than six months after the treatment, Erholtz remains cancer free.

"I think it's just remarkable," Erholtz said. "Who would have thought?"

The measles virus, apparently, gets cancer cells to join together and explode, the Mayo Clinic video states. Doctors also believe the treatment might stimulate the patient's immunity system to better identify and fight the cancer cells.

The strain of measles used is the same used in vaccinations.

"We recently have begun thinking about the idea of a single shot cure for cancer," Russell said. "And that is our goal with this therapy."
Tortoise May 17, 2014 at 03:19 PM
Fiction is not real.
Anna Bucciarelli May 18, 2014 at 08:44 AM
I really does sound too good to be true. Who came up with the idea of measles vaccine for this woman in the first place? Just wondering. Who can know, as Linda says, it could be a breakthrough ... or it could just be a one-shot deal for this one patient. We can all only hope.
Laura Condon May 19, 2014 at 08:18 PM
The Mayo Clinic has been studying for years the use of the measles VIRUS to combat cancer. Those who had measles as a child will develop this robust immunity to protect against measles as an adult AND against cancer. Children who are vaccinated will only develop antibodies against the measles virus (maybe) and NO immunity against cancer. It's unethical and immoral that vaccines would be mandated that would prevent immunity against cancer.
Laura Condon May 19, 2014 at 08:21 PM
Science knows that the mumps virus also provides cancer protection...but only if you have natural infection. Again, the vaccine PREVENTS cancer immunity. Mumps is generally a mild childhood illness and to have it also protect against cancer is something that should grab everyone's attention. Why would you vaccinate and put your child at risk from the vaccine, at risk of mumps as an adult when the vaccine wears off, AND at risk of cancer? More than unethical, vaccine mandates are immoral. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2951028/#!po=77.2727

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