Medicine: Viruses & Cancer (Contd.)

A surgeon who turned cancer researcher after he saw his own son die of leukemia announced last week the first strong evidence linking viruses (or particles not yet distinguishable from viruses) with a wide variety of human cancers. The report to the American College of Surgeons in Atlantic City by Buffalo's Dr. James Thomas Grace Jr. was the most momentous development to date in the intensive effort to show that viruses or similar particles are involved in human cancer and may actually cause many forms of it.

Though viruses have been known for 50...

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