Cancer Virus: The Discovery of Epstein-Barr Virus

Cancer Virus The Discovery of Epstein Barr Virus The Epstein Barr virus EBV was discovered in At the time the very idea of a virus underlying a cancer was revolutionary Cancer is after all not catching Even now the idea of a virus causing c

  • Title: Cancer Virus: The Discovery of Epstein-Barr Virus
  • Author: Dorothy H. Crawford Ingolfur Johannessen Alan B. Rickinson
  • ISBN: 9780199653119
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Epstein Barr virus EBV was discovered in 1964 At the time, the very idea of a virus underlying a cancer was revolutionary Cancer is, after all, not catching Even now, the idea of a virus causing cancer surprises many people But Epstein Barr, named after its discoverers, Sir Anthony Epstein and Dr Yvonne Barr, is fascinating for other reasons too Almost everyoneThe Epstein Barr virus EBV was discovered in 1964 At the time, the very idea of a virus underlying a cancer was revolutionary Cancer is, after all, not catching Even now, the idea of a virus causing cancer surprises many people But Epstein Barr, named after its discoverers, Sir Anthony Epstein and Dr Yvonne Barr, is fascinating for other reasons too Almost everyone carries it, yet it is only under certain circumstances that it produces disease It has been associated with different, apparently unrelated, diseases in different populations Burkitt s Lymphoma, producing tumors in the jaw, in African children a nasal tumor in China glandular fever in Europe and the USA and the majority of cases of Hodgkin s Disease everywhere This book tells the story of the discovery of the virus, and the recognition of its connection with these various diseases an account that spans the world and involves some remarkable characters and individual stories.

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    One thought on “Cancer Virus: The Discovery of Epstein-Barr Virus”

    1. The subject of this book is fascinating! I enjoyed learning about the history of the discoveries and how the medical community has developed a greater understanding of how viruses can relate to cancer. I particularly enjoyed the explanation describing how the eight EBV proteins made in malignant cells promote uncontrolled cell growth and how the selection of the proteins present varies by type of cancer. I look forward to reading about further research in this area. Ideally the book would have b [...]

    2. Fascinating read about the Epstein-Barr virus and its relationship to disease. Anyone interested in virology, oncology or epidemiology should find it intriguing.

    3. Written by 2 scientists so not real exciting but good with great stories about epidemiology and virology.

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