Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dr Frank Ruscetti on XMRV at the XMRV symposium, June 9, 2011, Leuven, Belgium

Marlène Robin, 10 juni 2011:

Dr Frank Ruscetti was introduced as the father of retroviruses and kicked off the symposium about XMRV.

Today we have three known retroviruses and XMRV turns out to be 'atrocious'. It appears to be involved in prostate cancer by men, the second most common cancer in men. He asked with a smile if we knew what the first was? ... Marriage.

How did they make the link between prostate cancer and XMRV?
Research in the area of genetic susceptibility to prostate cancer has revealed two potential genes but he essentially spoke about RNaseL:
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