J Cancer 2014; 5(2):98-102. doi:10.7150/jca.7430 This issue


Does the Measles Virus Contribute to Carcinogenesis? - A Review

Daniel Benharroch1, Jacob Gopas2, Samuel Ariad2 ✉

1. Department of Pathology;
2. Department of Oncology, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

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Benharroch D, Gopas J, Ariad S. Does the Measles Virus Contribute to Carcinogenesis? - A Review. J Cancer 2014; 5(2):98-102. doi:10.7150/jca.7430. Available from https://www.jcancer.org/v05p0098.htm

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An association between the measles virus and classical Hodgkin lymphoma has previously been suggested by us. This has been refuted by two European groups. A reevaluation of the arguments held against our thesis was carried out and further evidence for a relationship between the measles virus and additional solid tumors has been presented. We have suggested a molecular mechanism to support a possible contribution of the virus to carcinogenesis in classical Hodgkin lymphoma.

Keywords: measles virus, Hodgkin lymphoma, lung cancer, breast cancer, apoptosis.