E-Book Club – Cancer Virus: The Story of Epstein-Barr Virus

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Join the Scientific Library in reading the E-book Cancer Virus : The Story of Epstein-Barr Virus by Dorothy H. Crawford, Ingólfur Johannessen, and Alan B. Rickinson for the fall session of the Scientific Library E-Book Club. Read the E-book by accessing the online version via Ebook Central.

Participate in a WebEx discussion on Friday, December 4, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and join in the discussion at any time by posting your comments on the Scientific Library E-Book Club Microsoft Team. Email NCIFredLibrary@mail.nih.gov to be added to the mailing list and Microsoft Team for the E-Book Club, and receive discussion questions and other E-Book Club announcements.

Book Description (from E-book Central): 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 with different, 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.

Access the E-Book

NCI at Frederick staff can access the Cancer Virus : The Story of Epstein-Barr Virus by reading it online through Ebook Central. Staff who are offsite and not using VPN will first need to log in using Scientific Library Off-Site Access (sign in using NIH user name and password) and utilize this link for offsite access through Ebook Central.

Contact Library Staff for additional assistance with accessing the E-book.