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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

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Looking back over 50 years of Epstein-Barr virus

We look back over 50 years of the Epstein-Barr virus – the first human cancer virus – with some of the key researchers involved in its discovery.

Cancer Research UK launches trial to fight cancer caused by a common virus

Cancer Research UK’s Drug Development Office (DDO) has launched a vaccine trial to treat some forms of cancer caused by the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV).

Developing a vaccine for the Epstein-Barr Virus could prevent up to 200,000 cancers globally say experts

A vaccine to prevent infection with a common herpes virus, the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), could help prevent 200,000 new cancers worldwide per year.