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Epstein-Barr Virus: An Important Vaccine Target for Cancer Prevention

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Science Translational Medicine  02 Nov 2011:
Vol. 3, Issue 107, pp. 107fs7
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3002878


  • Table 1. EBV by the numbers.

    Estimated new cases of EBV-associated cancers worldwide per year (9, 10).

    CancerNumber of casesNumber of cases attributable to EBV
    Burkitt lymphoma
      Developed countries400 100
      Less-developed countries7800 6600
    Gastric carcinoma 933,900 84,050
    Hodgkin lymphoma 62,400 28,600
    Nasopharyngeal carcinoma 80,000 78,100
    Total 197,450

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