Is Cancer A Contagious Disease? No, But...

...Research reveals new links between everyday bugs and life-threatening diseases

In late June, a report in The New England Journal of Medicine roused infectious-disease experts around the world. It described how a 12-year nationwide vaccination program against rampant hepatitis B in Taiwan brought a decrease in cases of childhood liver cancer. It was a remarkable development: An effort to combat an infectious disease had also proven effective against cancer.

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