Perhaps the last word about the XMRV virus and prostate cancer?

Research originally conducted in 2006 led to a suggestion that the development of prostate cancer in man might be associated with human infection by a gamma-retrovirus known as the xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV). … READ MORE …

What XMRV virus? What association?

In early September we commented that researchers at the University of Utah had identified an association between the presence of the XMRV virus and the occurrence of prostate cancer in about 23 percent of prostate cancer patients. However, a new report from a German research group shows exactly how difficult it is not know how to interpret this sort of “association.” … READ MORE …

A viral etiology for aggressive forms of prostate cancer?

There have been frequent suggestions over the years that specific viruses may be implicated in the development of certain types of cancer, and an article in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Science discusses the possibility that this may be the case in aggressive forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Sexual activity, disease transmission, and prostate cancer: let’s get the facts straight

Editorial note: The content in this post is specific and may be offensive to some readers. Unfortunately, biology being what it is, clarity of expression is sometimes essential to accuracy of communication. … READ MORE …