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Stephen Goff Interview July 18th, 2010

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by shannah, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. shannah

    shannah Senior Member

    XMRV: A Virus That May Cause Prostate Cancer

    Air date: July 18, 2010
    Host: Kathy Miller, MD

    Interview: Stephen Goff, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology & biochemistry and molecular biophysics
    Columbia University

    Next, very early research into a virus that may contain clues to prostate cancer -- and chronic fatigue syndrome.

    The virus is called X-M-R-V, which stands for xenotropic murine leukemia-related virus.

    The term "murine" indicates that the virus used to be found only in mice. But recently, its apparently made its way into humans as well.

    To learn more, Sound Medicine's Dr. Kathy Miller spoke with Dr. Stephen Goff, a microbiologist at Columbia University.

    Additional Resources:

    ■Find details about curent XMRV research from the Whittemore Peterson Institute.
    ■More on the cancer-causing nature of XMRV.

  2. VillageLife

    VillageLife Senior Member

    United Kingdom
    Thankyou very much! This is the most positive i've heard Dr Goff!
  3. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

    I agree. I was rather shocked at how positive he sounded. I put this in the XMRV Buzz page


  4. RustyJ

    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

    Mackay, Aust
    Thanks for the summary Cort. I really appreciate not having to drag myself through another video, especially when not in the best of health. Keep up the good work.
  5. SOC

    SOC Senior Member

    Thanks for this, Cort. I can't follow most audio and some video these days, so I really appreciate your reports.
  6. urbantravels

    urbantravels disjecta membra

    Los Angeles, CA
    Because I have nothing better to do (no, really, I have nothing better to do) I listened to Dr. Goff's appearance on "This Week in Virology" from back in April, and then to the above-referenced clip from "Sound Medicine" dating from mid-July.

    The April TWIV appearance was much longer, more rambly (it's a rambly kind of show usually), and it seemed that Dr. Goff was expressing a fair amount of hesitancy and caution about the CFS connection at that time - because at that time the "negative" studies had started coming out seeming to contradict the Science paper. He also didn't seem to have a lot of specific knowledge about CFS (he incorrectly referred to it as "CF" several times) and didn't mention anything about cohort issues, etc. It's an informative listen, but it's focused on the basic science of XMRV, and nothing jumped out at me that was terribly illuminating about CFS.

    Listening to the "Sound Medicine" clip - though it is much shorter, mostly about prostate cancer connections, and contains only a few short offhand remarks about CFS - I detected a real difference in tone. As mentioned above, he repeats "very exciting" several times and mentions that "a lot of people are working on this now."

    If I had to guess, I'd say he heard some scuttlebutt between April and July.

    I'm looking forward to hearing Ila Singh's interview on TWIV tomorrow. Since everyone is so darn good at keeping mum about embargoed research, I don't expect any significant breaking news to come out of it, but listening between the lines for what people *aren't* saying is always fun!


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