The Ebola virus causes a hemorrhagic fever that can be deadly. Frederick Murphy/CDC hide caption toggle caption Frederick Murphy/CDC Shots - Health News Cancer Drugs Thwart Ebola In Lab March 2, 2012 There's no cure for Ebola. But a group of scientists is exploring whether some drugs already approved to treat cancer might help tame the virus. Sounds wild. But there's a reason to think it might work.