Uncovering the Past, Moving Forward: The Epstein-Barr Virus and its Impact on Cancer and Autoimmune Diseases.

Cancer and MS Linked to Common Virus: A Science Podcast

The Epstein-Barr virus, first discovered 60 years ago, is the most common viral infection in humans. Initially linked to a rare cancer in Africa, it is now known to play a role in various cancers and autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. On 28 March, we will commemorate the 60th anniversary of this discovery and discuss its significance in relation to preventing and treating diseases like cancer. Lawrence Young, professor of molecular oncology at Warwick Medical School, shares his insights on the history of this virus and its potential implications for disease prevention and treatment.

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