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doi: 10.5732/cjc.014.10208
Epstein-Barr virus at 50—future perspectives
Lawrence S. Young
Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK.
[Abstract] The special November and December issues of the Chinese Journal of Cancer celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) with a series of reviews covering the association of the virus with various cancers, with special emphasis on the role of EBV in the pathogenesis of nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC). The restricted geographic prevalence of NPC along with the tumor’s consistent association with EBV infection has fascinated scientists and clinicians ever since it was first suggested in 1966. As in all cancers, NPC development reflects the complex interplay between host genes and environmental factors, but the essential role of EBV infection provides important insight into the etiology of this tumor. Indeed, it is this understanding that is now translating into exciting diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities.
Chinese Journal of Cancer 2014, Volume: 33, Issue 11, Page: 527-528
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Lawrence S. Young. Epstein-Barr virus at 50—future perspectives. Chin J Cancer. 2014, 33(11):527-528. doi:10.5732/cjc.014.10208


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