Researcher Discusses Development of Epstein-Barr-Associated Lymphomas

In this video from Bloodwise, we meet researcher Michelle West who is a Professor of Tumor Virology at the University of Sussex in the U.K. and studies various viruses that can cause cancer.

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West has been specializing in studying the Epstein-Barr virus which is known to trigger certain types of lymphoma. The Epstein-Barr virus has been linked to the cause of several types of lymphoma such as Burkitt lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, and suppressed immunity-related lymphomas.

The professor and her team are trying to work out exactly how the Epstein-Barr virus changes the white blood cells. The results of the study will hopefully mean a better understanding of how virus-related lymphomas can be treated, and how all lymphomas develop.

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