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Viruses in Human Tumors

  • H. zur Hausen
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Table 1 lists the possible interactions of viruses in oncogenesis and emphasizes the role of human pathogenic viruses. The majority of tumor viruses known today insert their genetic material into the host cell nucleus, where it persists. The expression of at least one viral function appears to be a prerequisite for the maintenance of the transformed state.


Cervical Cancer Herpes Simplex Virus Type Genital Wart Penile Cancer Condyloma Acuminata 
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