Origin Of "HIV Cancer" Identified

A virus 'reprogrammes' cells in the lining of the lymph vessels and turns them cancerous, scientists have found. The cancer Kaposi sarcoma develops in lymph vessels, which are the 'transport network' for the body's immune system. It is common in people who are HIV positive or have had organ transplants, and therefore have weaker immune systems. Cancer Research UK scientists, say in Nature Genetics, their finding may lead to new drugs to treat the cancer.

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