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Antibodies against six human herpesviruses in relation to seven cancers in black South Africans

Subtitle:
A case control study
Abstract:

Background: Infections with certain human herpesviruses have been established as risk factors for some cancer types. For example, Epstein-Barr Virus is considered a cause of Burkitt's lymphoma and other immunosuppression related lymphomas, Hodgkin lymphoma, and nasopharyngeal cancer. Several other human herpesviruses have been linked to cancers but the totality of evidence is inconclusive. Methods: We conducted a systematic sub-study from within an ongoing case control study of adult black So...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1750-9378-1-2

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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Baltimore, USA)"
Department:
Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit
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Institution:
National Health Laboratory Service (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Department:
MRC/NHLS/Wits Cancer Epidemiology Research Group
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"National Health Laboratory Service (Johannesburg, South Africa)", "The Cancer Council New South Wales (Sydney)", "Universities of New South Wales and Sydney"
Department:
The Schools of Public Health
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Institution:
National Health Laboratory Service (Sandringham, South Africa)
Department:
National Institute for Communicable Diseases
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Institution:
"University of the Witwatersrand", "National Health Laboratory Service (Johannesburg)"
Department:
School of Pathology
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Infectious Agents and Cancer Journal website
Volume:
1
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Article: 2
Publication date:
2006-09-05
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ISSN:
1750-9378
URN:
uuid:24290258-2aba-41cd-9129-c90c6103a88c
Local pid:
ora:2305

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