Oncogenic virus: Scientists show how HPV causes skin cancer

Viruses are thought to play a role in the development of about 10 percent of human cancers. An international research team led by scientists in Vienna now showed that human papillomavirus 42 (HPV42) drives the development of a certain type of skin cancer. The findings, reported in the journal Cancer Discovery, will be important for future research into prevention, diagnosis, and therapy.

Tumour-specific expression of HPV42 mRNA (red)

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