Lymphoepithelial carcinoma

What is lymphoepithelial carcinoma? Lymphoepithelial carcinoma is a type of cancer made up of large tumour cells surrounded by non-cancerous immune cells. This type of cancer is more common in young adults of Asian descent. Where does lymphoepithelial carcinoma get its name? This type of cancer is called lymphoepithelial carcinoma because when examined under the …
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Epstein-Barr virus-encoded small RNAs (EBER)

EBER stands for Epstein-Barr virus-encoded small RNAs. These are small, non-coding RNAs produced by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a member of the herpesvirus family. EBERs are among the most abundant viral RNAs present in EBV-infected cells. There are two main types, EBER1 and EBER2. Despite their high abundance in EBV-infected cells, the exact functions of …
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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a member of a large group of viruses called herpesviruses. Another name for EBV is human herpesvirus 4 (HHV4). EBV is found all over the world and infection is common. How is Epstein-Barr virus spread? EBV is spread between people through body fluids, typically saliva. What are the symptoms of Epstein-Barr …
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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a type of cancer that starts from an area at the back of the nose and throat called the nasopharynx. Subtypes of nasopharyngeal carcinoma include non-keratinizing, keratinizing, and basaloid. Most cases of non-keratinizing type and basaloid type nasopharyngeal carcinoma are caused by a virus known as Epstein-Barr virus¬†(EBV) which infects the cells …
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