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Viruses and Human Cancer

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Attention for Chapter 1: Virus infection and human cancer: an overview.
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Chapter title
Virus infection and human cancer: an overview.
Chapter number 1
Book title
Viruses and Human Cancer
Published in
Recent results in cancer research Fortschritte der Krebsforschung Progrès dans les recherches sur le cancer, January 2014
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-38965-8_1
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-64-238964-1, 978-3-64-238965-8
Authors

Schiller JT, Lowy DR, John T. Schiller, Douglas R. Lowy

Abstract

It is now estimated that approximately 10 % of worldwide cancers are attributable to viral infection, with the vast majority (>85 %) occurring in the developing world. Oncogenic viruses include various classes of DNA and RNA viruses and induce cancer by a variety of mechanisms. A unifying theme is that cancer develops in a minority of infected individuals and only after chronic infection of many years duration. The viruses associated with the greatest number of cancer cases are the human papillomaviruses (HPVs), which cause cervical cancer and several other epithelial malignancies, and the hepatitis viruses HBV and HCV, which are responsible for the majority of hepatocellular cancer. Other oncoviruses include Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpes virus (KSHV), human T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV-I), and Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV). Identification of the infectious cause has led to several interventions that may reduce the risk of developing these tumors. These include preventive vaccines against HBV and HPV, HPV-based testing for cervical cancer screening, anti-virals for the treatment of chronic HBV and HCV infection, and screening the blood supply for the presence of HBV and HCV. Successful efforts to identify additional oncogenic viruses in human cancer may lead to further insight into etiology and pathogenesis as well as to new approaches for therapeutic and prophylactic intervention.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 41 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 24%
Student > Master 7 17%
Student > Bachelor 5 12%
Researcher 5 12%
Other 3 7%
Other 8 19%
Unknown 4 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 7%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 7 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 March 2020.
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