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|Researching Link Between Mono and Cancer
|(IRN)-The virus which causes "mono" could have a connection to cancer. A researcher at the Simmons Cancer Institute at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield is looking into it, with the help of the American Cancer Society, which has given him a $100,000 grant.
Edward Gershburg, an assistant professor at the institute, says the cells in the virus, which is part of the herpes family, may be found to become cancerous. Gershburg says, "Would it cure cancer? Most likely not. Will it help eventually? Most likely, yes. And it may lead to, eventually, funding from the National Institutes of Health, for example."
(Source: Illinois Radio Network)
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