Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Scientific Session 9

Session 09: Tumour Virology
Viruses are also known to induce cancer in humans. The viruses that cause cancer are termed as oncovirus. Many of these viral oncogenes have been discovered and identified to cause cancer. The main viruses associated with human cancers are human papillomavirus, hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus, Epstein-Barr virus, human T-lymphotropic virus, Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) and Merkel cell polyomavirus.

  • DNA Oncoviruses
  • RNA Oncoviruses
  • Chemotherapy of viral infections
  • Oncolytic virus to treat cancer

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