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Possible role of EBV in breast cancer and other unusually EBV-associated cancers

Authors
Journal
Cancer Letters
0304-3835
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
305
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.canlet.2010.11.007
Keywords
  • Epstein–Barr Virus
  • Carcinoma
  • Tumor Progression

Abstract

Abstract Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) a ubiquitous gamma herpesvirus persists for life, generally without health consequences. However, it is associated with several well-recognized malignancies, such as Burkitt’s lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. A growing list of malignancies has been proposed to be EBV-associated: most of which are consistently EBV-positive whereas others show inconsistent results. The possible contribution of EBV to the development and/or progression of different “non-classical” tumors is discussed in terms of putative “non-traditional’’ infection in EBV-related tumors.

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