Award Winning show VICE just had a show called “VICE Special Report: Killing Cancer” is ready to rock the cancer community with breakthroughs in fighting the disease.
Host Shane Smith explores how common viruses like smallpox, measles and even HIV are being used to battle and possibly cure cancer. The show follows patients who have already benefitted from this revolutionary breakthrough in medicine.
How it works
Instead of chemotherapy or radiation, the patient is injected with the virus, which enters the cancer cell and turns itself into a “virus factory.” The virus will replicate itself until the cancer explodes.
The virus then alerts the immune system about the cancer cell and the immune system takes over to eradicate the cancer cells. This treatment is being used to fight multiple myeloma, glioblastoma and leukemia in adults and children, eight-year-old Emily Whitehead.
In a press release, Smith explained why this special report was so important to him.
“When I first heard Emily Whitehead’s story, I broke down and cried like a baby,” says Smith. “At death’s door with aggressive leukemia until undergoing radical ‘immunotherapy’ that actually used re-engineered HIV cells to attack her cancer [which seemingly cured her] was a story that struck a father of two young girls to his core.”
He explains, “My life, like most people’s, has been negatively affected by cancer, and the thought of my young children living in an age where this is no longer humanity’s No. 1 health fear was simply overpowering. My first thought was ‘How soon? How soon can we get these types of therapies to market and helping people?’ I couldn’t be prouder in bringing this story to the fore and hope that with growing awareness about these types of new and radical therapies that the process is sped up, and we soon see them available to those suffering from this dreaded disease.”
What these leading researchers are working towards is a cure versus a treatment.
“The diseases that used to kill us en masse like smallpox, measles and even HIV actually hold the key to stopping the disease in its tracks,” shares Smith.
You can check it out on HBO on Demand “VICE Special Report: Killing Cancer” or Check it on their website on VICE