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