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  1. Research Article

    Prevalence and characteristics of Epstein–Barr virus-associated gastric carcinomas in Portugal

    Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common malignant tumors of the digestive tract and is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) has been associated with approximately 1...

    Célia Nogueira, Marta Mota, Rui Gradiz, Maria Augusta Cipriano, Francisco Caramelo, Hugo Cruz, Ana Alarcão, Francisco Castro e Sousa, Fernando Oliveira, Fernando Martinho, João Moura Pereira, Paulo Figueiredo and Maximino Leitão

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:41

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  2. Research Article

    Rare bacterial isolates causing bloodstream infections in Ethiopian patients with cancer

    In recent years, saprophytic bacteria have been emerging as potential human pathogens causing life-threatening infections in patients with malignancies. However, evidence is lacking concerning such bacteria, p...

    Balew Arega, Yimtubezinash Wolde-Amanuel, Kelemework Adane, Ezra Belay, Abdulaziz Abubeker and Daniel Asrat

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:40

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  3. Erratum

    Erratum to: Outcome of HIV-associated lymphoma in a resource-limited setting of Jos, Nigeria

    Olugbenga Akindele Silas, Chad J. Achenbach, Lifang Hou, Robert L. Murphy, Julie O. Egesie, Solomon A. Sagay, Oche O. Agbaji, Patricia A. Agaba, Jonah Musa, Agabus N. Manasseh, Ezra D. Jatau, Ayuba M. Dauda, Maxwell O. Akanbi and Barnabas M. Mandong

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:37

    Published on: 26 June 2017

    The original article was published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:34

  4. Review

    The efficacy of Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (green tea) in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease: an overview of pre-clinical studies and translational perspectives in clinical practice

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder and the most common form of dementia characterized by cognitive and memory impairment. One of the mechanism involved in the pathogenesis of AD, is the o...

    Marco Cascella, Sabrina Bimonte, Maria Rosaria Muzio, Vincenzo Schiavone and Arturo Cuomo

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:36

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  5. Research Article

    Effect of electrochemotherapy on human herpesvirus 8 kinetics in classic Kaposi sarcoma

    Electrochemotherapy (ECT) has shown to be an effective treatment for cutaneous and subcutaneous Kaposi sarcoma (KS) lesions. However, no study has investigated the impact of ECT treatment on the kinetics of hu...

    Noemy Starita, Gianluca Di Monta, Andrea Cerasuolo, Ugo Marone, Anna Maria Anniciello, Gerardo Botti, Luigi Buonaguro, Franco M. Buonaguro and Maria Lina Tornesello

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:35

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  6. Research Article

    Outcome of HIV-associated lymphoma in a resource-limited setting of Jos, Nigeria

    Lymphoma is a leading cause of cancer-related death among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals in the current era of potent anti-retroviral therapy (ART). Globally, mortality after HIV-assoc...

    Olugbenga Akindele Silas, Chad J. Achenbach, Lifang Hou, Robert L. Murphy, Julie O. Egesie, Solomon A. Sagay, Oche O. Agbaji, Patricia E. Agaba, Jonah Musa, Agabus N. Manasseh, Ezra D. Jatau, Ayuba M. Dauda, Maxwell O. Akanbi and Barnabas M. Mandong

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:34

    Published on: 5 June 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:37

  7. Research Article

    Serum EBV antibodies and LMP-1 in Polish patients with oropharyngeal and laryngeal cancer

    The association between Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and the development of head and neck cancer was reported by many researchers. The aim of the present study was to detect EBV DNA and EBV antibodies in 110 Polis...

    Sylwia Fołtyn, Małgorzata Strycharz-Dudziak, Bartłomiej Drop, Anastazja Boguszewska and Małgorzata Polz-Dacewicz

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:31

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  8. Research Article

    LPS promotes resistance to TRAIL-induced apoptosis in pancreatic cancer

    Though TRAIL has been hailed as a promising drug for tumour treatment, it has been observed that many tumour cells have developed escape mechanisms against TRAIL-induced apoptosis. As a receptor of LPS, TLR 4,...

    Katharina Beyer, Lars Ivo Partecke, Felicitas Roetz, Herbert Fluhr, Frank Ulrich Weiss, Claus-Dieter Heidecke and Wolfram von Bernstorff

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:30

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  9. Research Article

    Association of hepatitis status with surgical outcomes in patients with dual hepatitis B and C related hepatocellular carcinoma

    The conception that serological hepatitis markers determined surgical prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) associated with hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV) has been well defined. However, little i...

    Xiu-Tao Fu, Ying-Hong Shi, Jian Zhou, Yuan-Fei Peng, Wei-Ren Liu, Guo-Ming Shi, Qiang Gao, Xiao-Ying Wang, Kang Song, Jia Fan and Zhen-Bin Ding

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:28

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  10. Research Article

    Prevalence and risk factors associated with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among women of reproductive age in Swaziland

    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain an important public health problem with approximately half a billion new cases annually among persons aged 15–49 years. Epidemiological data on STIs among women of...

    Themba G. Ginindza, Cristina D. Stefan, Joyce M. Tsoka-Gwegweni, Xolisile Dlamini, Pauline E. Jolly, Elisabete Weiderpass, Nathalie Broutet and Benn Sartorius

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:29

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  11. Review

    The potential role of infectious agents and pelvic inflammatory disease in ovarian carcinogenesis

    The etiological cause of ovarian cancer is poorly understood. It has been theorized that bacterial or viral infection as well as pelvic inflammatory disease could play a role in ovarian carcinogenesis.

    Kasper Ingerslev, Estrid Hogdall, Tine Henrichsen Schnack, Wojciech Skovrider-Ruminski, Claus Hogdall and Jan Blaakaer

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:25

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  12. Research Article

    Differences in age-specific HPV prevalence between self-collected and health personnel collected specimen in a cross-sectional study in Ghana

    HPV infections are ubiquitous and particularly common among sexually active young women. However, there are regional and national variations in age-specific HPV prevalence, which have implications for cervical...

    Adolf K. Awua, Richard M. K. Adanu, Edwin K. Wiredu, Edwin A. Afari and Alberto Severini

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:26

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  13. Review

    Major and ancillary magnetic resonance features of LI-RADS to assess HCC: an overview and update

    Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) is a system for interpreting and reporting of imaging features on multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and magnetic resonance (MR) studies in patients at r...

    Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Antonio Avallone, Orlando Catalano, Francesco Filice, Maddalena Leongito, Raffaele Palaia, Francesco Izzo and Antonella Petrillo

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:23

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  14. Research Article

    Protein signature characterizing Helicobacter pylori strains of patients with autoimmune atrophic gastritis, duodenal ulcer and gastric cancer

    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) represents a key factor in the etiology of autoimmune atrophic gastritis (AAG), duodenal ulcer (DU) and gastric cancer (GC). The aim of this study was t...

    Valli De Re, Ombretta Repetto, Stefania Zanussi, Mariateresa Casarotto, Laura Caggiari, Vincenzo Canzonieri and Renato Cannizzaro

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:22

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

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