• Short Summary

    NOBODY KNOWS FOR SURE WHAT CAUSES CANCER.MEDICAL EVIDENCE NOW POINTS TO CHEMICALS, RADIATION, AND VIRUSES?

  • Description

    NOBODY KNOWS FOR SURE WHAT CAUSES CANCER.MEDICAL EVIDENCE NOW POINTS TO CHEMICALS, RADIATION, AND VIRUSES - OR MAYBE TO A COMBINATION.PERHAPS THE MOST PROMISING VIRUS RESEARCH IS UNDERWAY AT THE BAYLOR UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.

    A RESEARCH TEAM HEADED BY DR.JOHN TRENTIN HAS FOUND HUMAN VIRUSES WHICH CAUSE CANCER IN ANIMALS.THEY ARE DEVELOPING A PREVENTIVE ANTI-CANCER VACCINE FOR THE ANIMALS - NEW-BORN SYRIAN HAMSTERS, PROBABLY MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CANCER VIRUSES THAN ANY OTHER LABORATORY ANIMAL.

    INJECTION OF A KNOWN HUMAN VIRUS CAUSES CANCER IN THE HAMSTER AS SHOWN ON FILM.THE VIRUS - KNOWN AS ADENOVIRUS 12-ALSO IS FOUND IN MANY PEOPLE.IT CAN LIE DORMANT FOR YEARS, SUGGESTING THAT HUMAN CANCER MIGHT DEVELOP LONG AFTER EXPOSURE TO THE VIRUS.

    THE BAYLOR RESEARCH TEAM IS NOW EVALUATING ITS EXPERIMENTAL ANTI-CANCER VACCINE TO PROTECT HAMSTERS AGAINST CANCER CAUSED BY THIS VIRUS.NEXT STEP IS TO TRY TO FIND WHETHER THERE IS A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SAME VIRUS AND PEOPLE, RATHER THAN HAMSTERS.

    IF THAT LINK SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED, THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANTI-CANCER VACCINES FOR PEOPLE WOULD FOLLOW AS ONE OF THE HISTORIC BREAK-THROUGH IN MEDICAL RESEARCH.BUT IT WOULD STILL LEAVE UNSOLVED THE PROBLEM OF PREVENTING CANCER CAUSED BY RADIATION AND CHEMICALS, PLUS THE GREAT CHALLENGE OF TREATING EXISTING CANCER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACG4JFU9MBWYVMFG9RF0GZGF1O
    Media URN:
    VLVACG4JFU9MBWYVMFG9RF0GZGF1O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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