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This is one of the cool ideas not included in the 1800 human gene therapy trials because its still in animal models, not humans: Preclinical Therapy of Disseminated HER-2+ Ovarian and Breast Carcinomas with a HER-2-Retargeted Oncolytic Herpesvirus If Ive said it once, Ive said it 1000 times: ‘Cancer’ is not a monolithic entity. We…

Hold off on the chemo! Herpes doesnt like it!

Hey remember how I told you all scientists are using herpes, the regular-ol much hated cold-sore virus, to treat/cure cancers? The approach has left us with miraculous effects… or no effects at all. I mean, half of the melanoma patients lived A LOT LONGER than they were supposed to, several of them ending up with…

Scientists all around the world are creating legions of genetically modified viruses to treat/cure human afflictions, from nicotine addiction to hemophilia (A and B). One disease a lot of folks are focused on in brain cancer.  Certainly not a monolithic entity– but scientists are working on viruses against them all.  One of the viruses on…

GMO HSV-1 vs Brain Cancer

Orac wrote yesterday about the abominable union between anti-vaxers and anti-GMOers: “Genetically modified” vaccines and GMOs: Sapping and impurifying all our precious bodily fluids? My ‘message’ to these kinds of people?  Get over it.  Fast.  Because you look ridiculous. Skinner: Im telling you people, the earth revolves around the sun! Abe: Burn him! [lights the…

GMO Herpes vs severe cancer pain

What happens when the pain gets to be too much?  What happens when the drugs stop working?  The physicians are giving you as much as you can take without dying, and youre still living with 7, 8, 9 levels of pain, every waking moment?  Some of the talk behind physician assisted suicide is to let…

‘Thinking positively': Thinking any and all observed phenotypes are observable phenotypes because of some evolutionary reason. Phenotype X must have an evolutionary advantage! Even if Phenotype X appears detrimental/neutral, if Phenotype X wasnt advantageous, it wouldnt exist, right? Survival of the fittest! Evolution! YAY!!! No, not always. Evolution is a dirty, messy process. Sometimes shit…

HSV-1 and rhabdomyosarcoma update…

(previous post) Well shit. Shit. Goddammit.

WARNING: Get a box of Kleenex before you read this post! I am NOT joking. A few weeks ago I wrote a post on how scientists are using a genetically modified herpes simplex-1 virus to attack metastatic melanoma (an oncolytic, ie kills tumor cells, virus). The results of their clinical trials blew my mind. Today…

Using HSV-1 to cure metastatic melanoma

Metastatic melanoma is definately one of the Cancers That Suck. We basically have the same treatment options in 2010 as they had back in 1975… and not because we have chemotherapy/immunotherapy that works super great, no reason to change it. Our treatment options just suck, with horrible consequences– Say you have 100 friends that are…