Scientists move a step closer to treating cancer-causing herpes

Researchers have moved a step closer in developing a medication for an efficient treatment against a type of herpes which causes a form of cancer known as Kaposi’s sarcoma.
Kaposi’s sarcoma is a tumor caused by human herpes virus 8. Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) a systemic disease that can be present with cutaneous lesions (solitary, localized or disseminated). The disease arises as a cancer of lymphatic endothelium and forms vascular channels that fill with blood cells, giving the tumor its characteristic bruise-like appearance. The disease is transmitted through different ways. It can be transmitted through saliva, which means that kissing is a risk factor for transmission.

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