Tag Archives: cancer

Human Viruses and Cancer

To date, seven viruses have been consistently linked to different types of human cancer, and infections are estimated to account for up to 20% of all cancer cases worldwide. Continue reading

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Oncolytic viruses as anticancer vaccines

Oncolytic viruses are natural or genetically modified viral species that selectively infect and kill cancer cells. Continue reading

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Recent developments linking retroviruses to human breast cancer

Do retroviruses cause breast cancer? Continue reading

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Oncolytic virotherapy – in pets?

Oncolytic virotherapy – using viruses to treat cancer – is a hot topic. Continue reading

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From Scourge to Cure: Viruses Versus Cancer

Viruses versus cancer. Who’s your money on? Continue reading

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Diseases associated with human papillomavirus infection

A nice review on human papillomavirus infections. Continue reading

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Could bacteria give you cancer?

Some bacteria are associated with certain cancers. But do they cause tumour formation? Continue reading

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Modulation of apoptosis by oncogenic viruses

Hmm, this sounds like a good exam question for next year’s paper. Continue reading

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Just WTF does HBV X actually do?

For a long time, HBx has been suspected of playing a role in hepatocarcinogenesis, either directly or indirectly. Continue reading

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