Skin tumors and their viral origin

Ramona Gabriela Ursu, Luminița Smaranda Iancu


Cutaneous tumors have risk factors, including oncogenic viruses. In this paper, the most frequent viruses known to be related to skin tumors, the available diagnostic detection assays and possible prevention and therapy are presented. The clinical utility of this report is to raise awareness to the fact that some cancer-inducing viruses may be treated with targeted therapy and some other infections can be prevented by vaccination.


MCPyV; cutaneous HPV types; herpesviruses; skin cancer; virus-induced

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