Viruses associated with Cancer

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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV):

• Burkitt's lymphoma, nasopharyngeal, and thymic carcinoma.

• Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma like the aggressive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in AIDS patients.

Chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV):

• Primary hepatocellular carcinoma.

Chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV):

• Primary hepatocellular carcinoma.

Human papillomavirus (HPV):

• Types 16, 18, and 31 are associated with anal and cervical squamous cell carcinoma.

Human T-lymphotropic virus types I (HTLV-1):

• CD4+ T-cell leukemia/lymphomas.

Additional Readings:

Basic Virology

1. Immune defences against viruses
2. Viral Hepatitis
3. DNA viruses
4. Positive-sense RNA viruses
5. Human Immunodeficiency Virus
6. Negative sense RNA viruses
7. Double stranded RNA Viruses
8. Viruses associated with cancer
9. Generalized vs specialized transduction
10. Hepatitis serologic markers
11. Bacterial vs viral infections
12. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infections and AIDS
13. Steps When Patient is Newly Diagnosed with HIV

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