EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES APPLIED TO THE DISCOVERY OF HUMAN TUMOR VIRUSES


Year of Award:
2007
Award Type:
R33
Project Number:
CA120726
RFA Number:
RFA-CA-07-002
Technology Track:
Molecular & Cellular Analysis Technologies
PI/Project Leader:
MOORE, PATRICK S.
Other PI or Project Leader:
N/A
Institution:
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT PITTSBURGH
Infection contributes to ~20% of human cancers worldwide. The list of known carcinogenic infectious agents, however, is surprisingly short and no new human tumor viruses have been discovered over the past decade. Current tumor virus discovery methods are