November 6, 2015
THURSDAY, November 5, 2015 (The Washington Post) — Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified a puzzling and unsettling new cancer-like illness in a 41-year-old man, who is believed to have become infected through a common stomach bug.
The case — the first known transmission of cancer cells from a parasite to a human — involves an HIV patient from Colombia who developed multiple, large tumors in various parts of his body. Local doctors biopsied those tumors and found that the cells acted like cancer cells in their destructiveness but were strange in other respects. For one, they were about 10 times smaller than normal human cancer cells. The doctors contacted the CDC for help.
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