Top scientists to meet at Cleveland Clinic on trail of XMRV

75 top scientists are flying in to convene on Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic.

Top scientists to meet at Cleveland Clinic on trail of XMRV, a suspect in prostate cancer

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By Angela Townsend, The Plain Dealer
November 10, 2009, 6:00AM

Dr. Robert Silverman is a cancer biologist at the Cleveland Clinic instrumental in the discovery of the XMRV virus. Medical reporter Angela Townsend discusses this story at 7:35 this morning with WCPN FM/90.3’s Eric Wellman on Tuesday Check-up. Listen in or log in online. The virus XMRV has become a favorite topic in the scientific community — three years after its initial discovery in prostate cancer tumors by researchers from the Cleveland Clinic and the University of California, San Francisco…


Capitalizing on the excitement and heightened spirit of collaboration, 75 of the top scientists nationwide studying XMRV are flying in to convene Wednesday at the Clinic.

“This is the first meeting of the major players in the area of XMRV,” said John Coffin of the department of microbiology at Tufts University in Boston. “I think there’s going to be a lot of excitement and a lot of new information presented.”

Contact Angela Townsend:  or 216-999-3894.

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For initial Whittemore Peterson Press Release and NIH (National Institutes of Health) News Release go here:

For Science paper go here:

Go here for all previous XMRV Round ups and postings in reverse date order: