Combating a Cancer-Causing Virus


As many as one in every five cases of cancer is caused by a virus. Ameera Mungale, a graduate student in the Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health, is searching for a way to stop a particular cancer-causing virus from promoting the growth of tumors. Her experiments with a type of medication that is already FDA-approved could lead to new treatments for patients with that form of cancer.

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This page was last updated on Monday, August 7, 2023