USC confirms CMV Causes Cancer

February 22, 2013 — Leave a comment

iStock_000011406696Small“Typically, this pathway is only active during embryonic growth and development,” Melnick said, “but when CMV turns it back on, the resulting growth is a malignant tumor that supports production of more and more of the virus.”

http://dentistry.usc.edu/2011/11/14/common-virus-conclusively-identified-as-cancer-causing-oncovirus-ostrow-school-of-dentistry-researchers-pinpoint-cytomegalovirus’-central-role-in-salivary-gland-cancer/

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