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Jul 15, 2002
 |  BioCentury  |  Tools & Techniques

Tying HCV to lymphoma

A number of viruses are associated with different subsets of B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, although it is unclear if the viruses are the causative agents, a cofactor in tumor development, or simply bystanders. As yet, successful treatment for these lymphomas has not involved antiviral therapy. However, last week researchers published evidence that anti-hepatitis C virus therapy might be useful in treating splenic lymphoma.

The association of viruses with lymphomas has been known since the early 1960s, but the...

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