Dr. Craig Meyers, a cancer researcher at Penn State Hershey said at first, "I didn't believe it," and that, "I thought our incubators broke down or the person doing the experiment did something wrong. So, we repeated it, and repeated it, and repeated it." And they had success with 100% of the lab tests conducted.
Watch this video for the full news story about this exiting breakthrough in breast cancer research.
How does it work? The virus causes breast cancer cells to turn on themselves and then die. The tests have only been conducted on mice so far, and with more funding, the hope is to start human trials.
But, Dr. Meyers is frustrated with the lack of funding for research like his. He states in the video, "I believe it's going to do something and that's what's frustrating: so many things get money with a lot less results than what we're getting." He also said, "There's a lot of desperation out there to find a cure and right now, because of the economy, there's very little funding for anything."
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