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The Passionate Eye: Catching Cancer (TV show) Viruses causing cancer

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by kerrilyn, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. kerrilyn

    kerrilyn Senior Member

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    On the CBC tonight on The Passionate Eye, the show is airing Catching Cancer. It's about viruses and their possible role in causing cancer. The show is focusing primarily on breast cancer and a number of women in Australia who worked in the same place and got breast cancer. Researchers are exploring the link between HPV and breast cancer but also a virus spread by mice - MNTV. They said they think the virus is turned on by diet and hormones. There is a debate between researchers who say it's plausible and others who say it has absolutely no merit. .....Sound familiar?

    Here is the website, but I couldn't get the video to play. http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/passionateeyeshowcase/2009/catchingcancer/
     
  2. Bob

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    I couldn't get the film to play either, but the text is interesting... I wonder if any of the pathogens associated with ME (e.g. HHV-6, EBV, enteroviruses etc) might be found to be linked to any types of cancer. If a link is found, it might mean that more funding is made available to researching them, sometime in the future. And I wonder if XMRV might prove to be directly linked to any other types of cancer, as well as prostate cancer, as they carry out more research on it in the future.
     
  3. kerrilyn

    kerrilyn Senior Member

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    When they mentioned a mouse virus I perked up and wondered if it was going to be XMRV. They had a long list of cancers at the end suspected to be linked to viruses, prostate was one of them. They also mentioned bacteria as a trigger, not just viruses. It was an interesting program, too bad the video is not available. I could watch the preview video onine just not the one of the actual show. I'll send them an email and see if I get a response.

    Next weeks show is called Allergy Planet, why so many people seem allergic to so many things. That sounds like it will be interesting too.
     
  4. kerrilyn

    kerrilyn Senior Member

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    I emailed to let them know, they got back to me very quickly, and the video is online now.
     
  5. Snow Leopard

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    What virus is MNTV?
     
  6. kerrilyn

    kerrilyn Senior Member

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    I think it was MMTV, Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus
     

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