Scientists at the Penn
State College of Medicine said this week they have discovered a
virus that is capable of killing all grades of breast cancer "within
seven days" of first introduction in a laboratory setting.
They also found that women who carried the AAV2 virus and human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, had a lower propensity to develop cervical cancer. When combined in a lab recently, AAV2 eradicated all the breast cancer cells "within seven days," according to researchers.
Better still, it proved capable of wiping out cancer cells at multiple stages, negating the need for differing treatments used today.
The Center for Disease Control says that breast cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting American women.
Overall, it is second
only to lung cancer in causing more deaths than any other form of