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  1. Research Article

    Low prevalence of human mammary tumor virus (HMTV) in breast cancer patients from Myanmar

    Human mammary tumor virus (HMTV) is 90–95% homologous to mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV), one of the causal agents of murine mammary tumors. HMTV (MMTV-like) sequences were reported to be present in human bre...

    Thar Htet San, Masayoshi Fujisawa, Soichiro Fushimi, Teizo Yoshimura, Toshiaki Ohara, Lamin Soe, Ngu Wah Min, Ohnmar Kyaw, Xu Yang and Akihiro Matsukawa

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:20

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  2. Research Article

    Predominance and association risk of Blastocystis hominis subtype I in colorectal cancer: a case control study

    Blastocystis, a genetically diverse intestinal parasite with controversial pathogenic potential, has increasingly been incriminated for diarrheal illness in immunocompromised individua...

    Amr Mohamed Mohamed, Mona Abdelfattah Ahmed, Sabah Abdelghany Ahmed, Sherif Ahmed Al-Semany, Saad Saed Alghamdi and Dina Abdulla Zaglool

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:21

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  3. Research Article

    Estimation of the overall burden of cancers, precancerous lesions, and genital warts attributable to 9-valent HPV vaccine types in women and men in Europe

    In addition to cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for a significant proportion of cancers and precancerous lesions of the vulva, vagina, anus, penis, head and neck, as well as genital w...

    Susanne Hartwig, Jean Lacau St Guily, Géraldine Dominiak-Felden, Laia Alemany and Silvia de Sanjosé

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:19

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  4. Research Article

    The effects of antiviral treatment on breast cancer cell line

    Recent studies have revealed the positive antiproliferative and cytotoxic effects of antiviral agents in cancer treatment. The real effect of adjuvant antiviral therapy is still controversial due to the lack o...

    Madina Shaimerdenova, Orynbassar Karapina, Damel Mektepbayeva, Kenneth Alibek and Dana Akilbekova

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:18

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  5. Research Article

    Aflatoxin B1 inhibits the type 1 interferon response pathway via STAT1 suggesting another mechanism of hepatocellular carcinoma

    Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) contamination of food is very high in most sub-Saharan African countries. AFB1 is known to cause hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by inducing mutation in the tumour suppressor gene TP53. The num...

    Patrick W. Narkwa, David J. Blackbourn and Mohamed Mutocheluh

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:17

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  6. Research Article

    Genetic variability in E6, E7 and L1 genes of Human Papillomavirus 62 and its prevalence in Mexico

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main etiological agent of cervical cancer, the third most common cancer among women globally and the second most frequent in Mexico. Persistent infection with high-risk HPV ge...

    Cristina Artaza-Irigaray, María Guadalupe Flores-Miramontes, Dominik Olszewski, María Teresa Magaña-Torres, María Guadalupe López-Cardona, Yelda Aurora Leal-Herrera, Patricia Piña-Sánchez, Luis Felipe Jave-Suárez and Adriana Aguilar-Lemarroy

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:15

    Published on: 4 March 2017

  7. Research Article

    Worldwide malaria incidence and cancer mortality are inversely associated

    Investigations on the effects of malaria infection on cancer mortality are limited except for the incidence of Burkitt’s lymphoma (BL) in African children. Our previous murine lung cancer model study demonstra...

    Li Qin, Changzhong Chen, Lili Chen, Ran Xue, Ming Ou-Yang, Chengzhi Zhou, Siting Zhao, Zhengxiang He, Yu Xia, Jianxing He, Pinghua Liu, Nanshan Zhong and Xiaoping Chen

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:14

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  8. Review

    An update on the management of breast cancer in Africa

    There is limited information about the challenges of cancer management and attempts at improving outcomes in Africa. Even though South and North Africa are better resourceds to tackle the burden of breast canc...

    V. Vanderpuye, S. Grover, N. Hammad, PoojaPrabhakar, H. Simonds, F. Olopade and D. C. Stefan

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:13

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  9. Research Article

    Safety of new DAAs for chronic HCV infection in a real life experience: role of a surveillance network based on clinician and hospital pharmacist

    Direct Antiviral Agents (DAAs) for HCV therapy represents a step ahead in the cure of chronic hepatitis C. Notwithstanding the promising results in several clinical trials, few data are available on adverse ef...

    A. Nappi, A. Perrella, P. Bellopede, A. Lanza, A. Izzi, M. Spatarella and C. Sbreglia

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:12

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  10. Research Article

    Randomized trial evaluating self-sampling for HPV DNA based tests for cervical cancer screening in Nigeria

    Cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remain high due to several factors including low levels of uptake of cervical cancer screening. Self-collection of cervicovaginal sampl...

    Fatima Modibbo, K. C. Iregbu, James Okuma, Annemiek Leeman, Annemieke Kasius, Maurits de Koning, Wim Quint and Clement Adebamowo

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:11

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  11. Research Article

    Hepatitis C virus seroprevalence in the general female population of 9 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa

    New oral treatments with very high cure rates have the potential to revolutionize global management of hepatitis C virus (HCV), but population-based data on HCV infection are missing in many low and middle-inc...

    Gary M. Clifford, Tim Waterboer, Bolormaa Dondog, You Lin Qiao, Dimitri Kordzaia, Doudja Hammouda, Namory Keita, Nahid Khodakarami, Syed Ahsan Raza, Ang Tshering Sherpa, Witold Zatonski, Michael Pawlita, Martyn Plummer and Silvia Franceschi

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:9

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  12. Research Article

    Clinical and prognostic analysis of 78 patients with human immuno-deficiency virus associated non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Chinese population

    Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) associated non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) was a special group of disease, which manifests distinct clinical features and prognosis as compared with NHLs in patients without HI...

    Yang Shen, Renfang Zhang, Li Liu, Yinzhong Shen, Wei Song, Tangkai Qi, Yang Tang, Zhenyan Wang, Liqian Guan and Hongzhou Lu

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:7

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  13. Methodology

    The surgical pathology laboratory in Mwanza, Tanzania: a survey on the reproducibility of diagnoses after the first years of autonomous activity

    In 2000, an Italian non-governmental organisation (NGO) began a 9-year project to establish a surgical pathology laboratory at the Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) in Mwanza, Tanzania, a country with a low Human D...

    R. Tumino, P. F. Rambau, F. Callea, L. Leoncini, R. Monaco, J. Kahima, V. Stracca Pansa, L. Viberti, D. Amadori, P. Giovenali and K. A. Mteta

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:6

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  14. Research Article

    Human papillomavirus infection in anal intraepithelial lesions from HIV infected Cuban men

    An association between HPV infection and progression to anal squamous intraepithelial lesions (ASIL) has been established, specifically in high-risk populations such as HIV-infected men. In this population, an...

    Celia M. Limia, Yudira Soto, Yanara García, Orestes Blanco, Vivian Kourí, María V. López, María E. Toledo, Lissette Pérez, Yoanna Baños, Yaniris Caturla and Francisco Aguayo

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:5

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  15. Research Article

    Characterisation of microbial communities within aggressive prostate cancer tissues

    An infectious aetiology for prostate cancer has been conjectured for decades but the evidence gained from questionnaire-based and sero-epidemiological studies is weak and inconsistent, and a causal association...

    Melissa A. Yow, Sepehr N. Tabrizi, Gianluca Severi, Damien M. Bolton, John Pedersen, Graham G. Giles and Melissa C. Southey

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:4

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  16. Research Article

    Frequency of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in cervical intraepithelial lesions and the status of cytological p16/Ki-67 dual-staining

    Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) is not a disease subject to mandatory reporting in Brazil, and the prevalence rate of this genital infection varies according to the region in which studies ...

    R. Robial, A. Longatto-Filho, C. M. Roteli-Martins, M. F. Silveira, D. Stauffert, G. G. Ribeiro, I. M. Linhares, M. Tacla, M. A. Zonta and E. C. Baracat

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:3

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  17. Research Article

    Multiple HPV infections in female sex workers in Western Kenya: implications for prophylactic vaccines within this sub population

    Whilst the imputed role of High Risk (HR) HPV infection in the development of cervical lesions and cancer has been established, the high number of HPV genotypes that Female Sex workers (FSW) harbour warrants ...

    Sonia Menon, Davy van den Broeck, Rodolfo Rossi, Emilomo Ogbe and Hillary Mabeya

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:2

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  18. Research Article

    Mouse mammary tumor-like virus (MMTV) is present in human breast tissue before development of virally associated breast cancer

    There is substantial evidence that a virus homologous to mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) may have a role in human breast cancer. The present study indicates that those who developed breast cancer associated w...

    Teiko Nartey, Chiara M. Mazzanti, Stella Melana, Wendy K. Glenn, Generoso Bevilacqua, James F. Holland, Noel J. Whitaker, James S. Lawson and Beatriz G.T. Pogo

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:1

    Published on: 4 January 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:16

  19. Position Statement

    African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer: position and vision for cancer research on the African Continent

    The African Organization for Research and training in Cancer (AORTIC) bases the following position statements on a critical appraisal of the state on cancer research and cancer care in Africa including informa...

    J. Olufemi Ogunbiyi, D. Cristina Stefan and Timothy R. Rebbeck

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:63

    Published on: 6 December 2016

  20. Short Report

    Induction of VX2 para-renal carcinoma in rabbits: generation of animal model for loco-regional treatments of solid tumors

    Animal models of para-renal cancer can provide useful information for the evaluation of tumor response to loco-regional therapy experiments in solid tumors. The aim of our study was to establish a rabbit para-...

    Sabrina Bimonte, Maddalena Leongito, Mauro Piccirillo, Maria Luisa Tamma, Marianna Vallifuoco, Adele Bracco, Antonio Mancini, Daniele Di Napoli, Sigismondo Castaldo, Santolo Cozzolino, Francesca Iacobellis, Roberto Grassi, Vincenza Granata, Secondo Lastoria, Steven Curley and Francesco Izzo

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:62

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  21. Research Article

    Human papillomavirus genotypes and HPV-16 variants distribution among Tunisian women with normal cytology and squamous intraepithelial lesions

    Little is known about the epidemiological characteristics of papillomavirus (HPV) infection among North African countries. Herein, we conducted a molecular epidemiological study to investigate prevalence of HP...

    R. Ghedira, W. Mahfoudh, S. Hadhri, S. Gabbouj, I. Bouanene, H. Khairi, A. Chaieb, R. Khelifa, N. Bouaouina, S. Remadi, A. A. Elmi, D. Bansal, A. A. Sultan, R. Faleh, A. Zakhama, L. Chouchane…

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:61

    Published on: 1 December 2016

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