|HPV-infected cells revealing
“telltale” sign such as enlarged nuclei.
Photomicrograph by Ed Uthman
The study was conducted by a team from the UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, led by Visiting Professor James Lawson, and is published in the British Journal of Cancer.
“The finding that high risk HPV is present in a significant number of breast cancers indicates they may have a causal role in many breast cancers,” says UNSW researcher, Dr Noel Whitaker, a co-author of the new report.
“Confirming a cancer-causing role for HPV in some breast cancers establishes the possibility of preventing some breast cancers by vaccination against HPV,” he says.
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