Bovine virus linked to human breast cancer

Bovine virus linked to human breast cancer

A NEW study by University of California-Berkeley researchers establishes, for the first time, a link between infection with the bovine leukemia virus (BLV) and human breast cancer.

In the study, published in September in the journal PLOS ONE and available online, the researchers analyzed breast tissue from 239 women and compared samples from women who had breast cancer with those from women who had no h

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