Infectious causes of cancer and their detection

  title={Infectious causes of cancer and their detection},
  author={Lucy Dalton-Griffin and Paul Kellam},
  journal={Journal of Biology},
  pages={67 - 67}
Molecular techniques for identifying pathogens associated with cancer continue to be developed, including one reported recently in BMC Medical Genomics. Identifying a causal infectious agent helps in understanding the biology of these cancers and can lead ultimately to the development of antimicrobial drugs and vaccines for their treatment and prevention. 

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