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Stacy Erholtz was diagnosed with multiple myeloma 10 years ago. After participating in a Mayo Clinic study last year on whether measles can be used to fight cancer, Erholtz became the first person in the world to go into complete remission from the therapy. (Photo by Chelsey Perkins/Pineandlakes Echo Journal)

Cancer treatment using measles virus offers hope

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PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. -- After 10 years of hospitals, chemotherapy, remission and recurrences of her cancer, what is most important to Stacy Erholtz is her faith in God and her ability to go with the flow.


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Chelsey Perkins
Chelsey Perkins grew up in Crosslake and is a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in professional journalism from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Perkins has interned at the Lake Country Echo and the Rochester and Austin Post-Bulletins and also worked for the student-run Minnesota Daily newspaper as a copy editor and columnist during college. She went on to intern at Utne Reader magazine, where she was later hired as the research editor. Before joining the Brainerd Dispatch, Perkins worked as a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal.
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