Virus link to prostate cancer

Aug 1, 2012 Full story: NEWS.com.au

The human papilloma virus and Epstein Barr virus have both been found in more than half of sampled malignant prostate cancers and a high number of benign cancers in Australian men, University of NSW researchers have found.

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#1 Aug 1, 2012
Does not surprise me in the least. This virus has already long been linked to various other cancers, such as lympthatic type cancers and a less common blood one. There's no doubt that there is a definite link between immunity and cancer, and this particular virus has a direct affect on the immune system. Cervical cancer is also thought to be caused by a virus. In some ways this is good news as if a virus is carcinogenic then there is every chance for a vaccine; although there are problems still with the cervical cancer vaccine at least there is one and hopefully it can be improved. There may be a vaccine developed from this or a way given to prevent it.

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