Item description for Infections Causing Human Cancer by Harald zur Hausen...
Infections must be thought as one of the most important, if not the most important, risk factors for cancer development in humans. Approximately 15-200f all cases of cancer around the world are caused by viruses. The establishment of a causal relationship between the presence of specific infective agents and certain types of human cancer represents a key step in the development of novel therapeutic and preventive strategies.
In this book, Professor zur Hausen provides a thorough and comprehensive overview on carcinogenic infective agents---viruses, bacteria, parasites and protozoons---as well as their corresponding transforming capacities and mechanisms. The result is an invaluable and instructive reference for all oncologists, microbiologists and molecular biologists working in the area of infections and cancer.
The author was among the first scientists to reveal the cervical cancer-inducing mechanisms of human papilloma viruses and isolated HPV16 and HPV18, and, as early as 1976, published the hypothesis that wart viruses play a role in the development of this type of cancer.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.53" Width: 6.93" Height: 1.26" Weight: 2.47 lbs.
Release Date Nov 29, 2006
ISBN 3527310568 ISBN13 9783527310562
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More About Harald zur Hausen
Harald zur Hausen studied medicine at the Universities of Bonn, Hamburg and Dusseldorf, gaining his MD in 1960. He was a research fellow at the University of Dusseldorf and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, before being appointed assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. He joined the University of Wurzburg one year later, initially as a senior scientist and then as a private lecturer. From 1972 to 1977 he was Professor of Virology at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, and then at the University of Freiburg until 1983. Thereafter, he was appointed Scientific Director of the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg until his retirement in 2003. Professor zur Hausen has been a member of various research organizations, academies of science, and scientific boards. He was President of OECI, Vice-Chairman of the German American Academic Council and Vice-President of the Helmholtz Society of German National Research Centers. Among others, he received the Robert Koch Award, the Charles S. Mott Prize of the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation, the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Award, the German Cancer Award, the Prince Mahidol Award of Thailand and the Federal Order of Merit, as well as six honorary degrees in six different countries. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cancer and on the editorial board of several scientific journals and has organized or co-organized a number of international meetings.
Harald Zur Hausen has an academic affiliation as follows - German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany.