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Current Cancer Drug Targets

Volume 7 Issue 1
ISSN: 1568-0096
eISSN: 1873-5576


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  Mechanisms Used by Human Papillomaviruses to Escape the Host Immune Response
  pp.79-89 (11) Authors: Shreya Kanodia, Laura M. Fahey, W. Martin Kast

The greatest risk factor for the development of cervical and other cancers that have been linked to the human papillomavirus (HPV) family is the persistence of the virus. To persist for the decades required to develop HPV-related cancers, the virus must escape host immunity. HPV is a simple DNA virus that has evolved to escape immune attack by a combination of stealth and interference. This review focuses on the mechanisms by which HPV can evade recognition by the host immune system.

  Keywords: Papilloma virus, tumor immunology, immunotherapy, cancer
  Affiliation: Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, ZNI 245, University of Southern California, 1501 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA.
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