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Treating Cancer as an Infectious Disease—Viral Antigens as Novel Targets for Treatment and Potential Prevention of Tumors of Viral Etiology

  • Xing Guo Wang,

    Affiliation: Department of Nuclear Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Life Sciences, Hubei University, Wuhan, China

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  • Ekaterina Revskaya,

    Affiliation: Department of Nuclear Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Ruth A. Bryan,

    Affiliation: Department of Nuclear Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Howard D. Strickler,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Robert D. Burk,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women's Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Arturo Casadevall equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Arturo Casadevall, Ekaterina Dadachova

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Ekaterina Dadachova equal contributor mail

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Arturo Casadevall, Ekaterina Dadachova

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: edadacho@aecom.yu.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Nuclear Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: October 31, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001114

About the Authors

Xing Guo Wang, Ekaterina Revskaya, Ruth A. Bryan, Ekaterina Dadachova
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Howard D. Strickler, Robert D. Burk
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Robert D. Burk
Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Robert D. Burk, Arturo Casadevall, Ekaterina Dadachova
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Robert D. Burk
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women's Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Arturo Casadevall
Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: edadacho@aecom.yu.edu

Competing Interests

Patent application for this technology has been filed with US PTO

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AC ED XW HS RB. Performed the experiments: ED RB XW ER. Analyzed the data: AC ED XW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ED RB. Wrote the paper: AC ED. Other: Suggested idea for the study: AC.