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Stacy Erholtz of Pequot Lakes, Minn., was all but dead from blood cancer before age 50 until the Mayo Clinic trial. Now her cancer is in remission. (Brian Mark Peterson / Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Massive dose of measles vaccine cures Minnesota woman’s blood cancer

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MINNEAPOLIS — Stacy Erholtz was out of conventional treatment options for blood cancer last June when she underwent an experimental trial at the Mayo Clinic that injected her with enough measles vaccine to inoculate 10 million people.


The 50-year-old Pequot Lakes mother now is part of medical history.

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