15 December 2016

More Contagious Cancer

Another instance of cancer caused by a virus has been identified. Cancer causing viruses were already known to account for about one in eight cancer cases.
Newborns with congenital cytomegalovirus -- a common virus in the herpes family -- may have an increased risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia, according to new research. The study suggests the risk is even greater in Hispanic children.
From here.

This is the second kind of herpes virus known to cause cancer.

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