virally-induced cancer

virally-induced cancer

Any malignancy induced by either DNA or RNA viruses, which include HBV–liver cell carcinoma, HPV–squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix, HTLV-I–adult T-cell leukemia, and EBV–Burkitt's lymphoma-Africa, nasopharyngeal carcinoma-China; vaccines may prevent VICs
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In 1911 Peyton Rous published one of the earliest proofs of virally-induced cancer in A Sarcoma of the Fowl Transmissible by an Agent Separable from the Tumour Cel.