Viral Causes
In 2007 Scientific American said, “Researchers have for the first time shown that as many as 1.3
million cases of cancer a year may one day be successfully treated or even prevented by targeting
and destroying the viruses that cause them. Scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
of Yeshiva University in New York City say the finding could pave the way for conquering
human cancers that are linked to preexisting viral infections, among them liver cancer (caused by
the hepatitis B and C viruses), cervical cancer (from human papillomavirus) and lymphomas
caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. The key, they say, is to find and destroy the viruses before they
turn cancerous.”
Cancer Viruses
IMVA Newsletter 8-31-11