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Kaposi's Sarcoma: The
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"In 1872, Moritz Kaposi first described a disease that
included pigmented skin tumors and in some cases tumors
of the viscera.
While KS has been endemic in some areas of the world for
many years, a highly aggressive and deadly form of the
disease emerged concurrently with the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
"KS is a very unusual cancer including multiple cell
types, including cells of a spindle morphology, in a
single tumor. In this section of the talk, the atypical
biology of this cancer it will be discussed.
studies suggested that HIV was not the causative agent
"In the mid-1990s, a new human herpes virus, Kaposis
sarcoma associated herpes virus (KSHV), was identified
as the likely cause of KS.
data strongly supported KSHV as the causative agent of
Don Ganem left the University of California, San
Francisco in 2011 to join the Novartis Institutes for
Biomedical Research in Emeryville, CA."