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Cancers 2010, 2(2), 498-512; doi:10.3390/cancers2020498

Possible DNA Viral Factors of Human Breast Cancer

Received: 1 March 2010 / Revised: 3 April 2010 / Accepted: 12 April 2010 / Published: 13 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Breast Cancer)
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Viruses are considered to be one of the high-risk factors closely related to human breast cancer. However, different studies of viruses in breast cancer present conflicting results and some of these works remain in dispute. DNA viruses, such as specific types of human papillomaviruses (HPV), Epstein–Barr virus (EBV), human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), and human herpes virus type 8 (HHV-8), have emerged as causal factors of some human cancers. These respective exogenous viruses and the possibility of multiple viral factors are discussed in this review.
Keywords: Epstein–Barr virus; cytomegalovirus; herpes simplex virus; human herpes virus type 8; papillomaviruses Epstein–Barr virus; cytomegalovirus; herpes simplex virus; human herpes virus type 8; papillomaviruses
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Hsu, C.-R.; Lu, T.-M.; Chin, L.W.; Yang, C.-C. Possible DNA Viral Factors of Human Breast Cancer. Cancers 2010, 2, 498-512.

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