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Skin Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise In Wild Mice, Rising Hope For Transplant Patients, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) Study



2/21/2014 6:13:57 AM

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Papillomaviruses (linked to cervical cancer when they infect the mucosal tissue in the female reproductive tract) can also infect normal skin, where they cause warts and possibly non-melanoma skin cancer, mostly in immune-suppressed organ transplant patients. An article published on February 20th in PLOS Pathogens suggests that vaccination might prevent virus-associated benign and malignant skin tumors.

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