1. Patients launch $1.27 million crowdfunding campaign for ME/CFS gut microbiome study.
    Check out the website, Facebook and Twitter. Join in donate and spread the word!
Join the National PR Campaign for ME: Power to the Patient (P2tP)
Have you had enough of all the neglect and abuse of ME/CFS patients? Gabby Klein says now is the time for a National PR Campaign for ME/CFS to impress a change. Join the Patient Revolution to restore power to ME patients ...
Discuss the article on the Forums.

Vaccine hope for prostate cancer sufferers

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Bob, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Bob

    Bob

    Messages:
    8,811
    Likes:
    12,203
    South of England
    I thought this article was interesting because of the possible link between XMRV and Prostate Cancer, and therefore the possible link between prostate cancer and CFS/ME.

    Vaccine hope for prostate cancer sufferers
    By James Gallagher
    Health reporter, BBC News
    19 June 2011
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13807205
     
  2. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,410
    Likes:
    2,054
    Australia
    This has nothing to do with XMRV.

    I've tried reading the paper, and while I don't fully understand the methods it still seems like an excellent way to induce an autoimmune disease. They claim they didn't find evidence of autoimmune responses in limited number of the mice they tested, but they sensitised the lymphocytes with human prostate cancer cDNA expressed by VSV, not mouse DNA. It follows that a general autoimmune response is much more likely in humans than mice.
     
  3. Bob

    Bob

    Messages:
    8,811
    Likes:
    12,203
    South of England
    Yes, sorry, I should have said that the article has nothing to do with XMRV. I just thought it was interesting anyway.

    I don't understand the theory behind it either.
     
  4. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,309
    Likes:
    841
    UK
    I did find very interesting Bob if only because 2 members of my family died of prostrate cancer (inc. Dad) so one does consider anything/tendancy inherited.
     
  5. Bob

    Bob

    Messages:
    8,811
    Likes:
    12,203
    South of England
    Here's a new article on both prostate cancer & breast cancer...

    Although XMRV is not mentioned in this article, I found it interesting to read, in relation to the XMRV story...
    XMRV has reportedly been found in both prostate cancer and in breast cancer. (There is a patent application by Dr Singh in which she reports finding XMRV in 25% of breast cancer samples.)
    It has been suggested that XMRV is activated by hormones, and the article says that both prostate cancer and breast cancer can be stimulated by hormones.
    The article says "Hormone treatments like tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors are ineffective against up to 30% of breast cancers", and that's about the percentage (25%) in which Dr Singh found XMRV in breast cancer.

    It's all food for thought.

    Breast cancer prostate drug hope
    By James Gallagher
    Health reporter, BBC News
    25 June 2011
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13905331
     
  6. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,309
    Likes:
    841
    UK
    Very interesting - thanks Bob.
     

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page