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The Henles and colleagues showed for the first time that a cancer virus (Epstein-Barr virus) can transform healthy cells (lymphocytes) into cancer cells. This showed that viruses can cause cancer cell formation. (Order of authorship in the original publication: W. Henle, Diehl, Kohn, zur Hausen, G. Henle.)
Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Herpesviridae › Epstein-Barr Virus