Archive for the ‘Virus’ Category

URO TODAY: Nothing proved yet, but researchers are investigating a possibility that prostate cancer might be caused by a viral infection originating from early sexual activity and having numerous partners. READ MORE>

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NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: The prostate “wires” are dominated by one story today – the claim a virus might be linked to the most aggressive forms of prostate cancer. But NPCI’s Mike Scott cautions this kind of finding has been touted before and more evidence is needed. READ MORE>

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GUARDIAN: Scientists working on prostate cancer have found evidence that the most aggressive forms of the disease may be caused by a virus. READ MORE>

A team of US researchers found traces of virus inside fast-growing prostate tumours, suggesting it could play a role in the development of the cancer.

The virus, known as XMRV (xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus), is known to cause leukaemia and tumours in animals, but has never been proved to cause cancer in humans.

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