Viruses and tumours--an update

Simon Talbot, Dorothy H Crawford

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Abstract

In the 40 years since the publication of the article by Harris (Eur J Cancer 1965, 1, 183-188), considerable progress has been made towards the understanding of the contribution of infectious agents to the development of tumours. It is estimated that 15-20% of human malignancies may have an infectious aetiology. This article attempts to summarise the current level of our knowledge with respect to tumour-associated viruses, and to place this in the context of the earlier article by Harris (Eur J Cancer 1965, 1, 183-188).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1998-2005
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer
Volume40
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Antigens, Neoplasm
  • Burkitt Lymphoma
  • DNA Virus Infections
  • DNA Viruses
  • Gene Therapy
  • Genes, Tumor Suppressor
  • Genetic Vectors
  • Hepatitis C
  • Humans
  • Leukemia
  • Neoplasms
  • Oncogenes
  • Oncogenic Viruses
  • Retroviridae
  • Retroviridae Infections
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi
  • Tumor Virus Infections

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