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Prostate cancer virus

KUHF-FM (88.7, Houston), December 19, 2009

Evidence is building that some forms of prostate cancer result from a viral infection, report Norbert Herzog and David Niesel in this week’s installment of UTMB’s Medical Discovery News. All men may be susceptible to the leukemia-related virus XMRV for short. Twenty-five percent of tissue samples from 300 patients tested positive for the virus.




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