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(XMRV on) "List of cancers that have been associated with particular parasites for which a causal role has not yet been generally accepted"
Source: Clinical & Experimental Immunology Volume 160, Issue 1, Pages 27-34
Date: March 11, 2010

URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/123320093/HTMLSTART

99th Dahlem Conference on Infection, Inflammation and Chronic
Inflammatory Disorders: Symbionts and immunopathology in chronic
diseases: insights from evolution
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P. W. Ewald
- Department of Biology and the Program on Disease Evolution,
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
- Correspondence to P. W. Ewald, Department of Biology and the
Program on Disease Evolution, University of Louisville,
Louisville, KY 40204, USA. E-mail: pw.ewald@louisville.edu
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Table 2. Cancers that have been associated with particular parasites
for which a causal role has not yet been generally accepted.
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Cancer Candidate parasites
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Colorectal cancer Schistosoma japonicum^*
Liver cancer Schistosoma japonicum^*
Merkel cell cancer Merkel cell polyomavirus^*
Mesothelioma Simian virus 40 (SV40)^*
Breast cancer MMTV^*, EBV^*, HPV^*
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia EBV^*
Hodgkin's lymphoma EBV^*
Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas EBV^*, SV40^*
Skin cancers HPV^*
Oesophageal cancer HPV^*
Colon cancer JC virus^*
Ovarian cancer Unknown retrovirus, EBV^*
Prostrate XMRV, BK virus^*
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^* Known to be persistent parasites. EBV, Epstein–Barr virus; HPV,
human papilloma virus; MMTV, mouse mammary tumour virus; JC virus,
John Cunningham virus; XMRV, xenotropic murine leukemia virus-
related virus.

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