Special Issue "Tumour Viruses"


A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Joanna Parish
Royal Society University Research Fellow, School of Cancer Sciences, University of Birmingham, Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Website: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/cancer/parish-jo.aspx
E-Mail: j.l.parish@bham.ac.uk
Phone: +44 121 415 8151
Interests: papillomavirus; transcription; virus-host interactions; viral persistence; mitosis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Current worldwide estimates suggest that 15-20% of all cancers are caused by viral infections. At present, there are eight viruses that have a strong association with cancer development namely, human papillomavirus, Epstein-Barr virus, Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpes virus, human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type I, Merkel cell polyomavirus, hepatitis B and C viruses and human immunodeficiency virus. Some of these viruses and associated cancers, such as human papillomavirus and cervical cancer, are well studied and the causal link between infection and cancer development is established. However, the involvement of these known oncogenic viruses in cancer development at other body sites is not well understood and further study of these viruses continues to highlight novel mechanisms of cellular transformation. Other cancer-associated viruses are only recently discovered, such as Merkel cell polyomavirus, and further work is required to formally prove their role in cancer development. In this Special Issue, we seek to explore novel mechanisms of cellular transformation by oncogenic viruses, the role of viral infection in cancer development in understudied body sites and the potential role of novel viral pathogens in cancer development.

Dr. Joanna Parish
Guest Editor


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  • tumour virus
  • cancer
  • emerging
  • undiscovered cancers/viruses
  • novel mechanism
  • epidemiology
  • post-vaccine

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p. 1332-1343
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Viruses 2015, 7(3), 1332-1343; doi:10.3390/v7031332
Received: 13 February 2015 / Revised: 13 March 2015 / Accepted: 17 March 2015 / Published: 20 March 2015
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p. 4571-4580
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Viruses 2014, 6(11), 4571-4580; doi:10.3390/v6114571
Received: 26 October 2014 / Revised: 14 November 2014 / Accepted: 14 November 2014 / Published: 21 November 2014
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p. 4047-4079
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Viruses 2014, 6(10), 4047-4079; doi:10.3390/v6104047
Received: 1 August 2014 / Revised: 18 September 2014 / Accepted: 13 October 2014 / Published: 23 October 2014
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