Viruses and Human Cancer

From Basic Science to Clinical Prevention

  • Mei Hwei Chang
  • Kuan-Teh Jeang

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 193)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. John T. Schiller, Douglas R. Lowy
    Pages 1-10
  3. Chien-Jen Chen, Wan-Lun Hsu, Hwai-I Yang, Mei-Hsuan Lee, Hui-Chi Chen, Yin-Chu Chien et al.
    Pages 11-32
  4. Norman Woller, Florian Kühnel
    Pages 33-58
  5. Lise Rivière, Aurélie Ducroux, Marie Annick Buendia
    Pages 59-74
  6. Kazuhiko Koike
    Pages 97-111
  7. Kristen K. Mighty, Laimonis A. Laimins
    Pages 135-148
  8. Nam Phuong Tran, Chien-Fu Hung, Richard Roden, T.-C. Wu
    Pages 149-171
  9. Wei-Liang Shih, Chi-Tai Fang, Pei-Jer Chen
    Pages 269-290

About this book


Research on oncogenic viruses and related human cancers has advanced rapidly in the past decade. Most articles, however, focus on a specific oncogenic virus and cancer. There is consequently a need for a comprehensive, up-to-date monograph that offers broad and integrated knowledge. Viruses and Human Cancer – From Basic Science to Clinical Prevention is designed to meet this need by providing an advanced overview on the basic and clinical aspects of oncogenic viruses and the human cancers that they cause.


Virology, virus-induced inflammation and tissue injuries, oncogenic mechanisms, epidemiology, and current and emerging preventive and therapeutic strategies are all discussed in detail. In addition, the book covers the individual aspects of seven oncogenic viruses, i.e., hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, human papilloma virus, Epstein-Barr virus, human T-cell lymphotropic virus, Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpes virus, and Merkel cell polyomavirus, and the related human cancers. The susceptibility of high-risk hosts such as transplantation recipients is also addressed, and new vaccine developments are described.


Cancer prevention Human cancer Inflammation and cancer Oncogenic mechanisms Oncogenic virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Mei Hwei Chang
    • 1
  • Kuan-Teh Jeang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsNational Taiwan University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Molecular Virology Section, Lab. of MoleNational Institute of Allergy and InfectBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-38964-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-38965-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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