Epstein-Barr Virus and HPV highly Prevalent in Aggressive Breast Cancer

Epstein-Barr Virus and HPV highly Prevalent in Aggressive Breast Cancer
shutterstock_162284507In a recent article entitled “Prevalence of Papillomaviruses, Polyomaviruses, and Herpesviruses in Triple-Negative and Inflammatory Breast Tumors from Algeria Compared with Other Types of Breast Cancer Tumors,” authors report an association of viruses with aggressive forms of breast cancers, namely inflammatory and triple-negative breast cancer. The study was published in the journal Plos One. Breast cancer was diagnosed in 1.67 million women in 2012 alone, representing the second most common cancer in the world. Notably, breast cancers have been associated with viruses, with estimates of 15 to 20% according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). While the best studied viral role in breast cancer are mouse mammary tumor virus-like sequences (MMTV-LS), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and human papillomavirus (HPV) recent recommendations highlighted the need for further studies to strengthen the preliminary data relating viral agents and breast cancer. In this study, the authors determined if viruses increase the risk for specific subtypes of breast cancer. Their study focused on breast cancer occurring in developing countries, since the onset of viruses is markedly higher tha
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