Prostate cancer is expected to strike nearly , U. Your email. User comments. If further investigation proves the virus, XMRV Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus , causes prostate cancer in people, it would open opportunities for developing diagnostic tests, vaccines, and therapies for treating the cancer, according to the study published Sept. They found that activating the receptor -- called OR51E2 -- in prostate cancer cells
No evidence for the involvement of XMRV or MCV in the pathogenesis of breast cancer
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Sign up for our email newsletter. Despite the broad hunt for the virus and its origins, Singh and her team are especially focused on "experiments that will bring us closer to proving that the virus is a cause—or not. Online Science. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details to third parties. Knox et al. In another important finding of the study, Singh and her colleagues also showed that susceptibility to XMRV infection is not enhanced by a genetic mutation, as was previously reported.
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