By John Nicholas, Kuan-Teh Jeang, T. C. Wu
The 1st id of a tumor-causing virus, Rous sarcoma virus, happened nearly a hundred years in the past, however it was once now not till the Nineteen Seventies that the genetic foundation for oncogenesis through this and different acutely reworking retroviruses used to be preferred. considering that then, various viral oncogenes and their corresponding mobile proto-oncogene opposite numbers were pointed out, and those reviews have contributed a lot to our knowing of crucially vital facets of mobile biology and transformation. This ebook offers an updated review of the 6 significant viruses that reason human cancers - HPV, HBV, HCV, EBV, KSHV and HTLV-1 - with admire to their molecular biology and epidemiology and to medical features of illness, treatment and prevention.Contributed via over a dozen the world over popular scientists, the chapters are comprehensively written and illustrated. This ebook is appropriate for complex scholars, postdoctoral researchers, scientists and clinicians who desire to comprehend the mechanisms resulting in mobile transformation and oncogenesis by way of those viruses as a foundation for the advance of particular healing and antiviral remedies.