Epstein-Barr Virus and Kaposi's Sarcoma Herpesvirus/Human Herpesvirus 8: IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, Lyon, 17-24 June 1997

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Stylus Pub Llc, 1997 - Medical - 524 pages
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Presents the results of an expert evaluation of the carcinogenic risk to humans posed by infection with two lymphotropic herpesviruses: Epstein-Barr virus and Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus/human herpesvirus 8, a new human herpesvirus detected in 1994 in Kaposi's sarcoma associated with AIDS. The viruses are evaluated in separate monographs, which consider the biology of the virus, the epidemiology of infections, related animal viruses, and mechanistic studies in addition to abundant studies of cancer in humans.

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Background
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Studies of Cancer in Experimental Animals
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The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is paThe International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization. IARC's mission is to cort of the World Health Organization. IARC's mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer,ordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control. The Agency is involved in bo strategies for cancer control. The Agency is involved in both epidemiological and laboratory research and disseminates th epidemiological and laboratory research and disseminates scientific information through publications, meetings, coursscientific information through publications, meetings, courses, and fellowships. es, and fellowships.

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