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XMRV: A Virus That May Cause Prostate Cancer

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Air date: July 18, 2010

Host: Kathy Miller, MD

Cancer Men's & Women's Health Research
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Interview: Stephen Goff, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology & biochemistry and molecular biophysics
Columbia University

Next, very early research into a virus that may contain clues to prostate cancer -- and chronic fatigue syndrome.

The virus is called X-M-R-V, which stands for xenotropic murine leukemia-related virus.

The term "murine" indicates that the virus used to be found only in mice. But recently, itís apparently made its way into humans as well.

To learn more, Sound Medicine's Dr. Kathy Miller spoke with Dr. Stephen Goff, a microbiologist at Columbia University.