Experts long enough to learn what actually causes skin cancer. And now''the researchers from the University of Pittsburg Cancer Institute''in the United States believe they have found. Is a DNA virus that is in the 80% tumor cells Merkell - called Merkel Cell Polymavirus (MCV) - the cause. This cell genome integrates in the tumor itself. Experts suspect the virus was shut because of the protein causes the cancer or genes that pressing tumor growth. "The information we obtain may be able to lead the examination of blood or a vaccine to improve the handling of disease prevention and help," said Dr. Patrick Moore, who with colleagues published the findings in the journal Science.
Merkell cell carcinoma developed from a specific nerve cells that react to touch or pressure. Current was increased threefold in the last 20 years, and now there are as many as 1500 cases per year in the United States. Some 50% of patients advanced disease live nine months or less.
The virus causes cancer is the most famous human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can lead to cervix cancer and become the target of the vaccine two new anti-cancer, Cervatix and Gardasil, from Merck & Co Inc and GlaxoSmithKline Plc. Kaposi`s sarcoma. Kaposi `s sarcoma. Dangerous conditions on the most common AIDS patients and the most common cancer in Africa also caused by a virus.