SV40 and human tumours: myth, association or causality?


An increasing number of scientific reports have described evidence for a polyomavirus, simian virus 40, in a highly select group of human tumours. How did a simian virus infect humans and is the virus a passenger in tumours or is it important in their pathogenesis?

  • Butel JS
  • Carbone M
  • Gazdar AF
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Nat Rev Cancer, 2002, 2 (12)