2019 AACR: Sensitive detection of oncoviruses integrated into a comprehensive tumor immuno-genomics platform

HPV, HBV, HCV and EBV viruses are causally linked to over 11% of cancers worldwide while KSHV, HTLV and MCV are linked to an additional 1%. As use of immunotherapy expands to a broader variety of cancers, it is important to understand how these oncoviruses may be impacting the overall immune response in patients as part of the tumor and tumor microenvironment. However, typical cancer diagnostic and genomic biomarker assays do not include oncovirus detection.