Cancer gone viral: The hefty burden of viral cancer
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Cancer gone viral: The hefty burden of viral cancer

Dr. Talia Henkle
Dr. Talia Henkle

In 10 seconds? Viruses cause a substantial proportion of human cancers. In this newest Sparrow series Cancer Gone Viral, we will take a closer look at why this happens.

What’s the story? When it comes to things that cause cancer, we usually think of things like cigarette smoke, UV light, and radiation. But did you know that viruses cause approximately 15% of human cancers? Well, eight viruses in particular.

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