Revisiting a role for a mammary tumor retrovirus in human breast cancer.

@article{Salmons2013RevisitingAR,
  title={Revisiting a role for a mammary tumor retrovirus in human breast cancer.},
  author={Brian Salmons and Walter H. Gűnzburg},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2013},
  volume={133 7},
  pages={
          1530-5
        }
}
There remains great controversy as to whether mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV), the etiological agent of mammary cancer in mice, or a closely related human retrovirus, plays a role in the development of breast cancer in humans. On one hand, retroviruses such as human T-cell lymphotropic virus and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are known causative agents of cancer (in the case of HIV, albeit, indirectly), but attempts to associate other retroviruses with human cancers have been difficult. A… CONTINUE READING

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