Oncogenic Viruses- An Overview

Oncogenic Viruses

Oncogenic Viruses Viruses are the intracellular pathogens that reproduce only in the living cell and manipulate the cellular machinery to produce more viruses. Viral replications can affect cellular genes of the host in multiple cancerous ways. An oncovirus is a virus that can cause cancer. Viruses account for about 20% of total human cancer cases. Although many viruses can cause various tumors in animals, only …

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Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma Cancer Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of cells lining the body’s internal organs, known as the mesothelium. The mesothelium is made of epithelial cells and also lines the thoracic and abdominal cavities as well as the heart sac. The cancer is caused by the exposure to asbestos. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or …

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