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    I heard that some mice have developed an auto immunity to cancer and wondered that if some mice have the DNA to resit it and they are mammals, is it possible that some humans have this ability in their DNA also? I think it would be a good idea upon birth that every child is checked to find an immunity and then if one is found modify that gene and inject it into people across the world. Of course lets hope the I am legend universe doesn't happen.


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    Yes you can be immune to some cancers (the best example of this is probably karposi's sarcoma which almost excusively is found in HIV patients) however the point about cancer is that it is the development of malignant cells to which one does not have a high antigenicity to resist it. So it will never get to be called cancer if you are immune to it, it wont have the chance to develop.

    This is why there is now research going into vaccines against cancer. However, each vaccine will only target one cancer because of its nature so you cant immunize everyone against everything! There are hundreds of different cancer types!


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    I read some time ago about a virus that has been found that targeted cancer cells in mice not the measles virus, but some tropical thing. Has anyone heard of something like that?
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    I think there's some type of herpes virus which may act against a type of liver cancer (not too sure bout the cancer). Im not really too cure about the mechanism here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie
    I think there's some type of herpes virus which may act against a type of liver cancer (not too sure bout the cancer). Im not really too cure about the mechanism here.
    That herpes thing was used in one of House's episodes. It was House vs. God, i guess. Cancer patient's liver tumour miraculously shrunk, and the reason was a herpes virus.
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    I see... duno who house is but do you know the virus type.

    I found this.. turns out its adrenal neuroblastomas usually.

    http://www.unisci.com/stories/20013/0716012.htm
    http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/herpe...ng_cancer_9840
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    I think scientist dont know enought yet haha, neither do I, i guess..
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