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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Review

    Molecular mechanisms of HPV mediated neoplastic progression

    Human Papillomavirus is the major etiological agent in the development of cervical cancer but not a sufficient cause. Despite significant research, the underlying mechanisms of progression from a low-grade squ...

    Rashmirani Senapati, Nihar Nalini Senapati and Bhagirathi Dwibedi

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:59

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  14. Research Article

    Changing Patterns of lung, liver, and head and neck non-AIDS-defining cancers relative to HIV status in Tanzania between 2002-2014

    Tanzania, like other low-income countries, has an increasing cancer burden that remains underestimated. Infection-associated malignancies, particularly HIV-infection, represent a great proportion of cancer bur...

    Julee A. Campbell, Amr S. Soliman, Crispin Kahesa, Sioban D. Harlow and Diwani Msemo

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:58

    Published on: 21 November 2016

  15. Review

    Multidetector computer tomography in the pancreatic adenocarcinoma assessment: an update

    Ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, with only a minority of cases being resectable at the moment of their diagnosis. The accurate detection and characterization...

    Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Orlando Catalano, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelguidone, Mauro Piccirillo, Raffaele Palaia, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Granata, Francesco Izzo and Antonella Petrillo

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:57

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  16. Research Article

    Invasive cervical cancers in the United States, Botswana and Kenya: HPV type distribution and health policy implications

    More deaths occur in African women from invasive cervical cancer (ICC) than from any other malignancy. ICC is caused by infection with oncogenic types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Co-infection with the human...

    Aaron Ermel, Brahim Qadadri, Yan Tong, Omenge Orang’o, Benson Macharia, Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Nicola M. Zetola and Darron R. Brown

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:56

    Published on: 11 November 2016

  17. Research Article

    Molecular Detection of Epstein - Barr virus in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma among Sudanese population

    Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is the most common cancer arising from the nasopharynx that varies significantly from other cancers of the head and neck in its occurrence, causes, clinical behavior, and treatme...

    Ali Edris, Mona Ali Mohamed, Nouh S. Mohamed and Emmanuel E. Siddig

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:55

    Published on: 8 November 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:60

  18. Research Article

    Infection with hepatitis viruses, FIB-4 index and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in southern Italy: a population-based cohort study

    The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its association with hepatitis C (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections, FIB-4 index and liver enzymes was assessed in an area of the province of Naple...

    Mario Fusco, Pierluca Piselli, Saverio Virdone, Pietro Di Cicco, Paola Scognamiglio, Paolo De Paoli, Valerio Ciullo, Diana Verdirosi, Michele D’Orazio, Luigino Dal Maso, Enrico Girardi, Silvia Franceschi and Diego Serraino

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:54

    Published on: 3 November 2016

  19. Review

    Radiological assessment of anal cancer: an overview and update

    Anal cancer is uncommon neoplasm with an incidence of 2 new cases per 100,000 per year in the USA, accounting approximately 0.4 % of all tumors and 2.5 % of gastrointestinal malignancies. An early detection of...

    Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Alfonso Reginelli, Luca Roberto, Francesco Granata, Daniela Rega, Antonio Rotondo, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Izzo and Antonella Petrillo

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:52

    Published on: 12 October 2016

  20. Research Article

    Molecular characterization of hepatitis B virus among chronic hepatitis B patients from Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo

    Chronic Hepatitis B infection is a major health problem in Republic of Congo therefore molecular analysis of HBV strains is important to detect the patients at high risk of disease progression.

    Brunel Monic Angounda, Gildas Hoffman Ngouloubi, Amélia Bokilo Dzia, Luc Magloire Anicet Boumba, Warda Baha, Donatien Moukassa, Gabriel Ahombo, Moulay Mustapha Ennaji and Jean-Rosaire Ibara

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:51

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  21. Research Article

    Molecular analysis of human Papillomavirus detected among women positive for cervical lesions by visual inspection with acetic acid/Lugol’s iodine (VIA/VILI) in Libreville, Gabon

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the causative agent of cervical cancer, which is the leading cancer-related cause of death for women in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2013, the Gabonese Ministry of Health and the Sy...

    Pamela Boundzanga Moussavou, Ismaël Hervé Koumakpayi, Andriniaina Andy Nkili-Meyong, Ingrid Labouba, Ulrich Bisvigou, Junie K. Chansi, Corinne Engohan-Aloghe, Frederic Dissanami, Nathalie Ambounda, Anne-Sophie Delannoy-Vieillard, Laure Diancourt, Dieudonne Nkoghe, Eric M. Leroy, Ernest Belembaogo and Nicolas Berthet

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:50

    Published on: 7 September 2016

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