Clinical oncology

Section edited by: Prof Serigne Magueye Gueye and Prof Jan Vermorken. 

The clinical oncology section represents an opportunity to share experiences and information among worldwide oncologists and to identify and develop diagnostic as well as therapeutic protocols, which are globally valid in the current global village. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: epidemiology, pathology and pathogenesis of cancers and clinical studies

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  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

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