Comparative studies on immunity to EBV-associated antigens in NPC patients in North America, Tunisia, France and Hong Kong.

@article{Levine1977ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative studies on immunity to EBV-associated antigens in NPC patients in North America, Tunisia, France and Hong Kong.},
  author={Paul H. Levine and William C. Wallen and Dharam V. Ablashi and D. J. Granlund and Robert Connelly},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={1977},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={332-8}
}
This study compared the relative antibody titers to EBV-related antigens in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and controls from a high-incidence (Hong Kong), an intermediate incidence (Tunisia), and two low-incidence (France, North America) areas to determine which of several EBV antibodies best differentiated NPC patients from controls. Antibodies measured include anti-virus capsid antigen (VCA), anti-early antigen (EA), anti-soluble antigen by complement-fixation (CF) and antibody… CONTINUE READING