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Cyto-megalovirus might speed brain-cancer growth

Al's Comment:

 We had known about a link between cyto-megalovirus (CMV)  and GBMs for a few years. This article gives an explanation of how the virus may activate a pathway that drives tumor growth.  There is a drug available against the CMV - and it is in trials now in Europe.  There is also a vaccine against this virus in trials. This opens the door not only for a treatment but the possibility of using a CMV vaccine to prevent the development of cancer (not only brain tumors)!


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