Tag Archives: cancer

Oncogenes and RNA splicing of human tumor viruses

Oncogenic viruses, with the exception of HCV, require the host RNA splicing machinery in order to exercise their oncogenic activities. Continue reading

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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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