Viral Causes

In 2007 Scientific American said, “Researchers have for the first time shown that as many as 1.3 million cases of cancer a year may one day be successfully treated or even prevented by targeting and destroying the viruses that cause them. Scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York City say the finding could pave the way for conquering human cancers that are linked to preexisting viral infections, among them liver cancer (caused by the hepatitis B and C viruses), cervical cancer (from human papillomavirus) and lymphomas caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. The key, they say, is to find and destroy the viruses before they turn cancerous.”
Cancer Viruses
IMVA Newsletter 8-31-11

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