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Fox Chase Cancer Center receives grant to study possible link between measles vaccine and autism

ed by dysfunction in areas of language, social interaction and behavior. The condition is four times more likely to occur in boys than in girls, and is often diagnosed between the ages of 18 to 30 months, during the same age that children in the United States receive the typical battery of 21 vaccinations.

Not enough definitive research exists to prove or refute a link between the measles vaccine and the subsequent development of autism in a child. However, the powerful anecdotal evidence from parents demands an answer that can only be ascertained through credible research, says Rall.

Rall points out the remarkable benefits of vaccines for most children and he remains a strong advocate for their use. When children are not vaccinated, they are left vulnerable to potentially fatal diseases. According to the National Coalition for Adult Immunization, measles virus continues to be a significant cause of mortality worldwide, resulting in over a million deaths annually, many of which could be prevented by vaccination.

Rall, an expert in viruses of the central nervous system, has been working in the virology and immunobiology laboratories at Fox Chase Cancer Center since 1995 where he investigates the causes and mechanisms of central nervous system diseases. In addition to his current work with the M.I.N.D Institute, he has also worked with The F.M. Kirby Foundation, investigating Lou Gehrigs Disease. He received his Ph.D. in 1990 from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and has authored many scientific publications as well as being the recipient of numerous awards and grants.


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Contact: Sue Montgomery Madden
S_Madden@fccc.edu
215-728-7784
Fox Chase Cancer Center
10-Apr-2002


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