Mayo Clinic patient treated by massive measles dose still cancer-free 5 years later

Mayo Clinic patient treated by massive measles dose still cancer-free 5 years later

Mayo Clinic patient from Pequot Lakes is living “proof of concept” for doctor’s efforts to advance the use of viruses as a way to target cancers.

Photo Stacy Erholtz

Stacy Erholtz was all but dead from an uncurable type of blood cancer before her 50th birthday when she enrolled in an experimental trial at the Mayo Clinic that involved injecting enough measles vaccine to inoculate 10 million people.

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