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Cancer Virus

The Story of the Epstein-Barr Virus
Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
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The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was discovered in 1964. At the time, the very idea of a virus underlying a cancer was revolutionary. Cancer is, after all, not catching. Even now, the idea of a virus causing cancer surprises many people. But Epstein-Barr, named after its discoverers, Sir Anthony Epstein and Dr Yvonne Barr, is fascinating for other reasons, too. Almost everyone carries it, yet it is only under certain circumstances that it produces disease. It has been associated withdifferent, apparently unrelated, diseases in different populations: Burkitt's Lymphoma, producing tumours in the jaw, in African children; a nasal tumour in China; glandular fever in Europe and the USA; and the majority of cases of Hodgkin's Disease everywhere. This book tells the story of the discovery of the virus, and the recognition of its connection with these various diseases - an account that spans the world and involves some remarkable characters and individual stories.

©2014 Dorothy H. Crawford, Alan Rickinson and Ingólfur Johannessen (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Fascinating

Enjoyable history of the discovery of EBV and its related diseases. The narrator took me a little while to get used to but eventually I grew to enjoy some of his idiosyncrasies. Well done, overall.

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Educational and entertaining

I have a re -activated EBV going on and I found this book to be horrifying. But it has filled in many of the missing pieces of a puzzle for me about the virus and why current general Practioner’s do not know much about it. This book is a must read!! It is written very well for the layman, and is like listening to a drama unfold. I learned ALOT!

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  • Mr James A McGill
  • 12-30-18

Fantastic subject matter

Loved the content of the book and very enjoyable but not the narrator sorry .