Viruses are the causes of approximately 25% of human cancers. Due to their importance in carcinogenesis, there is a desperate need for a book that discusses these viruses. This book is therefore timely, providing a comprehensive review of the molecular biology of oncogenic viruses and the cancers they cause. Viruses that are discussed in the individual chapters include hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, human papilloma viruses, Epstein–Barr virus, Kaposi's sarcoma virus and human T-cell leukemia virus type 1.
This book provides up-to-date information for graduate students, postdoctoral
fellows, medical students, physicians and non-experts who are interested in
learning more about the oncogenic viruses and how they cause human cancers.
Edited by Jing-Hsiung James Ou (University of Southern California, USA) & T S Benedict Yen (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
- Oncogenic Viruses, Cellular Transformation and Human Cancers (Y-Y Zheng & J-H J Ou)
- Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatocellular Carcinogenesis (T S B Yen)
- Molecular Mechanism of Hepatitis C Virus Carcinogenesis (K Machida et al.)
- Human Papillomaviruses and Associated Malignancies (C L Nguyen et al.)
- Epstein-Barr Virus and Its Oncogenesis (H-P Li et al.)
- Human Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus: Molecular Biology and Oncogenesis (P J Dillon & B Damania)
- Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus 1 and Cellular Transformation (Y-H Chi & K-T Jeang)
Readership: Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in infectious diseases, microbiology/virology, oncology/cancer research, and cell/molecular/structural biology; medical students, physicians and non-experts who are interested in understanding the relationship between oncogenic viruses and the cancers they cause.