The journal «Practical oncology» / Т. 19, №4, 2018, Virus-associated tumors

PREVENTION OF VIRUS-ASSOCIATED CANCERS

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DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.31917/1903324
Abstract:

Infections cause more than 15% of all cancers in the world. Viruses are among
the most common infectious causes of cancer. Primary prevention can significantly
reduce the number of virus-associated cancers. Effective vaccines against human
papillomavirus and hepatitis B virus are currently available. Their introduction at the
national level could significantly reduce the incidence and mortality from cervical and
liver cancer. Effective vaccines against other viruses are not available yet. However,
prevention of their transmission and antiviral therapy could also reduce the number
of cancer cases.

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