Chapter 21. Viral Agents in the Development of Penile Cancer

  1. Jonathan Waxman BSc, MD, MBBS, FRCP
  1. P. H. Rajjayabun,
  2. T. R. L. Griffiths and
  3. J. K. Mellon

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757147.ch21

Treatment Options in Urological Cancer

Treatment Options in Urological Cancer

How to Cite

Rajjayabun, P. H., Griffiths, T. R. L. and Mellon, J. K. (2002) Viral Agents in the Development of Penile Cancer, in Treatment Options in Urological Cancer (ed J. Waxman), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757147.ch21

Editor Information

  1. Department of Cancer Medicine, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632055890

Online ISBN: 9780470757147

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Keywords:

  • penile cancer;
  • neoplasia;
  • human papillomavirus;
  • viral oncogenesis;
  • HPV E7 viral oncoproteins

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Characteristics of viruses

  • Viruses and their role in neoplasia

  • The human papillomavirus

  • Viral oncogenesis and HPV-associated transformation

  • Function of HPV E7 viral oncoproteins

  • Function of HPV E6 viral oncoproteins

  • HPV and telomerase activity

  • HPV and carcinoma of the penis

  • Herpes simplex virus

  • Conclusion