HPV Looping in Human Cancers (IMAGE) Ohio Supercomputer Center Caption This illustration depicts how cancer-causing genes or disrupting cancer-suppressing genes can be amplified or disrupted when human papillomavirus is inserted into human DNA. This havoc creates chromosomal instability, a hallmark of cancer development, according to a recent study led by David Symer, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Credit (Symer) Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.