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The Double-Edged Sword Role of Viruses in Gastric Cancer

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Institute of Biology, University of Szczecin, Felczaka 3c, 71-412 Szczecin, Poland
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Department of Clinical Immunology and Immunotherapy, Medical University of Lublin, 20-093 Lublin, Poland
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Clinical Department of Oncology, Chemotherapy and Cancer Immunotherapy, Pomeranian Medical University of Szczecin, 70-204 Szczecin, Poland
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Cancers 2020, 12(6), 1680; https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers12061680
Received: 30 May 2020 / Revised: 14 June 2020 / Accepted: 23 June 2020 / Published: 24 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Oncolytic Virus Therapy Against Cancer)
Due to its high morbidity and mortality, gastric cancer is a topic of a great concern throughout the world. Major ways of treatment are gastrectomy and chemotherapy, unfortunately they are not always successful. In a search for more efficient therapy strategies, viruses and their potential seem to be an important issue. On one hand, several oncogenic viruses have been noticed in the case of gastric cancer, making the positive treatment even more advantageous, but on the other, viruses exist with a potential therapeutic role in this malignancy. View Full-Text
Keywords: gastric cancer; oncogenic viruses; oncolytic viruses; immunology; cancer treatment gastric cancer; oncogenic viruses; oncolytic viruses; immunology; cancer treatment
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Niedźwiedzka-Rystwej, P.; Grywalska, E.; Hrynkiewicz, R.; Wołącewicz, M.; Becht, R.; Roliński, J. The Double-Edged Sword Role of Viruses in Gastric Cancer. Cancers 2020, 12, 1680.

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