A marker for tumor cells is also a receptor for the measles virus. This finding might mean measles could be deployed against different types of cancers. ...
This is not the first time the cancer-fighting prowess of measles has been shown--Mayo Clinic researchers had already reported it. However, it is the first time the virus has been shown to target a common receptor to many different types of cancers. Next will come experiments with mice to see how well it works.
So is it possible that while the measles vaccine has reduced the prevalence of the virus it has also increased the incidence of various forms of cancer?
I'm not trying to start a conspiracy here... I'm a firm believer in the efficacy and utility of vaccines.