HIV Virus Being Used to Treat (and Possibly Cure) Cancer

Scientist Myung-Haing Cho of South Korea modified a lentivirus (HIV is a commonly known example of a lentivirus) to treat lung cancer in mice with spectacular results.

This treatment has now been used on a handful of human patients.

One of whom was a six-year-old girl dying of Leukemia.


Six-year-old Emma Whitehead during her treatment.

Her story is amazing and gives hope that the The Emperor of All Maladies, as Siddhartha Mukherjee named it, will soon be dethroned.


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  1. Becky 27 June, 2013, 10:01

    There is a great piece that talks about the science of this a little bit more –

    What a miracle for those it is helping!

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