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Treatment of Advanced Cancers With A Virus

Early results from a small-scale clinical trial have revealed the potential of a virus to treat some advanced cancers. The findings, presented by scientists from the University of Leeds at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, revealed that the specifically-engineered virus was able to infiltrate tumor cells, begin to destroy them and also to boost the body's immune system.

Cancer Survivor Prepared For Triathlon Events

Coaches are helping breast cancer survivors prepare for one of several local triathlon events in the Milwaukee area. Piacentine and her colleagues wanted to know if better results could be achieved with the unique triathlon program. Over 14 weeks, they provide five sessions per week — 2 supervised and three unsupervised. The events vary slightly but include a 0.25 to 0.5-mile swim, a 12 to 15-mile bicycle ride, and a 3.1-mile run.

Individualization of HIV Therapy

New predictive computer models designed to optimize HIV therapy in countries with limited healthcare resources are published online in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (JAC). The models, which were developed with data from tens of thousands of patients around the world, accurately predict how an individual on failing therapy will respond to any new combination of HIV drugs.