Introduction: The first century of human tumour virology
Session type: Parallel sessions
2011 marks the centenary of Peyton Rous’s pivotal experiments on an avian cancer virus. Since then, seven human viruses have been identified to cause nearly 15% of all human cancers. Viral oncology has been central to modern cancer research, providing major insights into both viral-driven and non-infectious cancer pathophysiology. This session will highlight some of the major lessons learnt from studying human oncogenic viruses, providing critical insight into the biology of cancer.