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Health: ICGEB DNA Tumour Virus Meeting in Trieste

Co-financed by CEI Cooperation Fund

22 July, 17:29

(ANSA) - TRIESTE - The main international forum for the discussion of the molecular biology of the small DNA tumor viruses, the 46th DNA Tumour Virus Meeting, is taking place in Trieste 21-26 July. The meeting, organized by the ICGEB and held at the Stazione Marittima, will host over 300 researchers and world's top oncologists who will give 120 presentations and 90 posters, illustrating the latest findings in terms of the most efficient tumour therapies and possible prevention techniques. It is estimated that around 12% of all human tumours are caused by viruses - the focus of the Meeting is on examining the role of the recently discovered viruses in the formation of various types of cancer.

The event has been held annually since the 1960s, alternating venues between North America and Europe, and, since 2003 - Trieste. The 2015 edition has been co-financed through the Central European Initiative (CEI) Cooperation Fund, supporting the participation of experts from Central and Eastern Europe. (ANSA).

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