Epstein–Barr Virus and Cancer

Abstract

Epstein–Barr virus is widespread in all human populations, and is usually carried as an asymptomatic persistent infection. In a small minority of infected individuals the virus is associated with the pathogenesis of certain types of lymphoid and nonlymphoid cancers, including Burkitt lymphoma, posttransplant lymphomas, Hodgkin disease and nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Keywords: herpesvirus; lymphoma; carcinoma; hodgkin disease; transformation

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Rowe, Martin, and Rickinson, AB(Apr 2001) Epstein–Barr Virus and Cancer. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002231]