Anticancer plant virus

This just came into my newsfeed: I can’t guarantee or recommend it, and although it looks encouraging, it may be one of those “leads” that just fizzles out and is never heard from again; however it certainly seems sufficiently promising to pass on to my readers. The quotation below comes entirely from the newsfeed.

“Cowpea mosaic virus, a plant virus that infects legumes, when injected into a tumor, activates the immune system to treat the cancer and prevent it from returning.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego and Dartmouth College have spent the last seven years studying and testing cowpea mosaic virus—in the form of nanoparticles—as a cancer immunotherapy and have reported encouraging results in lab mice and companion dog patients. Its effectiveness has been unrivaled by other cancer-fighting techniques examined by the researchers. However, the precise reasons for its effectiveness have remained a mystery”.

For details regarding this, see the article, “Cowpea Mosaic Virus Outperforms Other Members of the Secoviridae as In Situ Vaccine for Cancer Immunotherapy”,
by Veronique Beiss, Chenkai Mao, Steven N. Fiering and Nicole F. Steinmetz,
Molecular Pharmaceutics, 25 March 2022, at………
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.2c00058 or click on
DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.2c00058


Published by Dr. Gervais Harry

I am a Toronto-trained Urologist. I practiced in downtown Toronto, from 1977 to 1997, when I went to Saudi Arabia as chief of Urology at the Armed Forces (teaching) hospital in Tabuk. Returning to Toronto in Y2000, I switched to family practice. In 2007, began to prescribe Hormone Restoration Therapy and in 2012, I became a member of the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine [A4M]. I successfully wrote the A4M's written examination in December, 2013 and In May, 2016 I passed the oral examination, for accreditation as a BHRT consultant. In 2014 I began BHRT practice in Collingwood, Ontario and in January, 2017, joined the Stone Tree Naturopathic Clinic. Now I am 82 and have retired, but it seems wasteful to jettison my learning and experience: the medical establishment knows nothing of BHRT / Functonal medicine and I feel obliged to offer my knowledge in the interest of those who are willing to think outside the box. MY QUALIFICATIONS: MB, BS, (from UWI), 1964. LMCC 1969. FRCSC (Urology), 1974. ECFMG 1984. Florida license 1998 [inactive], ABAARM Certification [A4M], 2016. I am a Member of CSAMM [the Canadian Society for Aging and Metabolic Medicine], the OMA&CMA, SUSO, CUA, RCP&S/C. PRACTICE TO DATE: Consultation in Functional Medicine, including assessment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Andropause, Menopause, Teenage and Postpartum Depression/Panic Attacks, Thyroid Hormone malfunction, Infertility, Sexual Dysfunction and “the Undiagnosable”. ALL ARE WELCOME to read, comment or question!

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