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Human Papilloma Virus Triggers Mouth and Cervical Cancer

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010


A new study reported in the British Journal of Cancer concluded that ” a protein in cells called Cdc42, which is already known to be implicated in a number of cancers as well as in tumor spread, is inappropriately activated by the human papilloma virus.” Thus, the researchers discovered a new way for the HPV to trigger cancer that may lead to new treatments for cervical and mouth cancers. This discovery of a mechanism adds to the knowledge that HPV increases the risk of developing cervical and mouth cancers and accounts for about 70% of all cervical cancer cases. Knowing how the virus caused the diseases may help in identifying prevention and treatment of HPV related cancers.
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