Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thuriday, Dettmbcr 9, 1V71 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 new tool found in cancer virus resean Uy HILL STOCKTON LOS ANGELES fAP) Medi- cal scientists here have discov- ered what they say "appears to he the must likely candidate yet" for a human cancer vims. If their co n c I u s i o n s are proven correct hy a battery of experiments now under way, (he scientists' discovery would Ijeconic a powerful new tool in (lie search for the dread dis- ease's cause and a possible cure. It would be important new evidence supporting the still-un- proven idea that each person is born wilh the seeds of cancer and that a cancer virus particle helps ''turn on1' the disease. The discovery by doctors at Los Angeles Chiklrens Hospital, the University of Southern Cali- fornia and (he National Cancer Inslihitc in Bethesda, lid., is certain to fuel further a quiet hut intense controversy that has grown out of the search for a human cancer virus. The Los Angeles group's find- ings are to he published in the Dec. 22 issue of Nature, the British scientific journal. The article will come five months after researchers at the M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Tex., announced in July they had found the first human can- cer virus. Mail But National Cancer Institute scientists who studied the M. D. Anderson findings published a paper in Nature in September claiming the virus is from a mouse and is not a human virus. NOT KHOM MOUSE Dr. Elizabeth S. Priori of M. D. Anderson Hospital said in a telephone interview she re- mains convinced her group's virus is not a mouse virus, but that it may share some common properties with mouse virus. She said an article would be published "any day now" in Na- ture reporting studies with a electron microscope that show the M. D. Anderson vims is dif- ferent from mouse virus. The M. D. Anderson candi- date is known as the ESP virus, after Dr. Priori's initials. In another laboratory, strong Georgetown University me'lica'. research team reported Sunday what it said was the first long term maintenance in culture of a human malignant tumor in which large amounts of virus have appeared. "11. the first time a C-lype (ccncer) virus has been oh served in the primary tumor fore culture and in the eel! line after extended Dr Sarah S t c w a r t, Georgetown pathology professor, told a news conference. "We have a good share of the evidence to prove that we have a human virus and not one acci- dentally interjected from ani- mals." Although virus particles have heen discovered in human ma- lignancies Dr. SteWart said they have been unstable and have not been in sufficient quantity to work with. virus is growing in tis- LEUKEMIA VICTIM Billy Nugent, 2, reaches out with his hand in Salisbury, Mass., home unaware of his sickness. His mother Mary has watched two of her cliiJ- ilrcn (lie from leukemia. Now she's told that Billy has ihe incurable rtisease. Mrs. Nu- gent is not relying solely on doctors for answers anymore. Her home is filling with re- ligions articles and she's taken the hoy to a faith healer. evidence that a virus can cause j suc she said. "We now have the means to produce the j breast cancer has come from Columbia University research- ers Dr. Sol Spiegemian and Dr. Jeffrey Schlom, who reported recently on biochemical re- search they say strengthens previous indications that virus- like particles are linked with human breast cancers. The Columbia researchers have found virus-like particles in the milk of CO per cent of 180 American women who came from families with a history of breast cancer. Dr. John B. Moloney, head of tbe National Cancer Institute's special virus program, con- firmed the latest report of a possible virus, saying it indeed is a "candidate" For a human cancer virus. TtEPORTS TUMOt! Vim.'.S In yet a n o I. h c r study, n feels helps'' 'us speed delivery too, MenfCHristmas, DeclS iiiJown: DedlT virus in sufficient quantity to isolate, m sufficient quantity tot 11 ff purify and work with Stall MORE WORK NEEDED Moloney said: "This is a very interesting, but .she has an awful lot of con- trol work to do. It must be determined whether the virus is human, certainty whether it contract settled is a causative factor in certain human tumors. "She must develop certain controls to determine whether t t di t the virus particle is indeed J r RED DEEH (CP) Red Deer College board of gover- nors and the college's 74 aca- demic staff members have end- human. "Those studies will be under- taken by other investigators in the special virus cancer pro- gram. "Rut certninly unlil Ihfsr IT- suEKs rnnin in, wr cannol say this is a human virus, less a human Inmor virus." Injunction lifted on secret report CALGARY (CP) An injunc- tion which prevented the pub- lication of a report that result- ed in the city firing its top solicitors was lifted Wednes- day by District Court Judge H. S. Rowbotham. "Someone has got to cnme before the court and give some sort of hard evidence that dam- age will take place if the reporf is published." There were indications a Solution to the problem came after a lengthy negotiation ses- sion in which lawyers for both parties acted as conciliators. Spokesmen for the board and J Ihr faculty association said the loiuirr question, the crux of the dispute, has been denied In j the satisfaction of both parlies. I Salary was not in contention j since the board and the asso-1 cialion had agreed in Septem- j ber to an increase of about 12 i per cent covering a 22-month I period. COURT ACTION Agreement also concludes a court action launched by the faculty assocation Sept.. 23 to i seek judicial definition of Sec- lion 47 of the Alberta Colleges Act which deals with conditions and procedures governing re- assingments suspensions and dismissals of instructors hy the board. Board chairman Thomas Dcnnelly while the board This Thursday, Friday and Saturday FOR SPECIALS TAKE ADVANTAGE ONLY WE CAN LOSE 5-LB. BOX CHOCOLATES DOOR BUSTER S AN UNBEATABLE PRICE.......... LIMIT 2 PER CUSTOMER DOOR BUSTER IPRICE HOME BLANKET 72" x 84" AN IDEAL GIFT AT AN IDEAL PRICE ft Q7 JW FJ M 2 SLICE TOASTER "disservice'1 might be done to i stilt has (lie final say in sus- dismissal and One of the persons named in. the report but described as thosc namcd but that free of stigma or blame ob- was not sufficient. the tained the injunction after the city announced plans to make thn document public. The report by Edmonton Bcfore granted, tors allowed pension, dismissal and reas- signment, in the con- i tract stinulalc no member of i injunction was the faculty shall be dismissed the now-fired solici- j "except for just and reasonable cause of except on mn nf i ion of the yer Angus Macdonald said that j report provided Hie names of upon mdiclmcnl. cf a criminal Reg. Price WEEKEND SPECIAL the land dealings of city soli- citor J. D. Salmon and litiga- tion officer J. P. Low were poorly handled and this could reflect adversely on the city's legal department. They were subsequently re- lieved of their jobs. I The injunction had been granted pending hearing of an 1 application to quash city plans to publish tbe report. In his decision, which also Canada -Posies Canada allowed publication, Judge Rowbotbam said there was no i evidence anyone would be in- I jured by publication. the others involved be with- held. The others named in the re- port were: Charles Gaunt, city building and maintenance supervisor; William Currie, city transit system claims officer; Sam Hurneney, streets construction engineer; Andy Little, police inspector; Victor Wiebe, chief clerk of the city engineering department; and Thomas Gas- The contract also provides that no faculty member shall be suspended unless by resolu- tion of the board. INTENSIVE CARE LOTION SEXY SPORT SOUTHPORT, England (CP) Town councillor Ronnie Fearns was shocked to discover that a sixpenny soccer game in a Lancashire seaside arcade BUY NOW AND SAVE DOOR BUSTER SPECIAL Surprise them with a Smith-Corona in December and they may surprise you with better grades in June! Afler the holidays your face a mighty tough year. That's when a Smith-Corona can starf look- ing like the greatest Christmas present ever. Vy'ifh our electric portable, for instance, they can learn to typo twice as fast as writing by hand. Their spelling can improve too. 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