Percentage of human cancers worldwide attributable to viruses

Value 20 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference R. Weinberg, The Biology of Cancer, Garland Science 2007 p.678 4th paragraph
Comments p.678 4th paragraph: "Comparably increased rates of virus-induced malignancies are seen in patients who are congenitally immunodeficient or have become so because of HIV infection and subsequent AIDS. Together, these disparate observations clearly show that the immune system represents an important defensive bulwark against the 20% and more of human tumors arising worldwide whose development is traceable, directly or indirectly, to the viruses mentioned above." According to Amon 2005 PMID 15546128, abstract: "~15% of all human cancers involve a virus infection"
Entered by Paul Jorgensen
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