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Course Description

There are at least 7 viruses implicated in the pathogenesis of 10% to 15% of all human cancers worldwide. Despite a high prevalence of infection with these viruses, only a minority of infected individuals develop a subsequent malignant tumor, underscoring the important role that host and environmental factors have in cancer development. This article reviews the mechanisms of viral carcinogenesis, with an emphasis on the viral evasion of the host immune system, and discusses how to harness the immune system effectively as a therapeutic tool in select cancers.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2017-Jan-12
Expiration Date:2020-Jan-12
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes

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