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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Research Article

    Prevalence of human papillomavirus in saliva of women with HPV genital lesions

    The human papilloma viruses (HPVs) are DNA viruses associated with benign and malignant lesions of skin and mucous membranes. The HPVs has been implicated as the cause of virtually all cervical cancers worldwi...

    Giuseppa Visalli, Monica Currò, Alessio Facciolà, Romana Riso, Placido Mondello, Pasqualina Laganà, Angela Di Pietro, Isa Picerno and Pasquale Spataro

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:48

    Published on: 26 August 2016

  12. Research Article

    HPV-16 infection modifies overall survival of Puerto Rican HNSCC patients

    HPV-16 modifies the overall survival (OS) of patients with oropharyngeal cancer (OPSCC). HPV-16 has been established as risk factor for OPSCC, but HPV-16 infection may also reside in the larynx and oral cavity...

    Bianca Rivera-Peña, Francisco J. Ruíz-Fullana, Germán L. Vélez-Reyes, Rosa J. Rodriguez-Benitez, María J. Marcos-Martínez, Juan Trinidad-Pinedo and Adriana Báez

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:47

    Published on: 24 August 2016

  13. Research Article

    Fulminant anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) concomitant with primary cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, and human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8) infection together with Epstein-Barr-virus (EBV) reactivation in a patient with asymptomatic HIV-infection

    Most malignant lymphomas in HIV-patients are caused by reactivation of EBV-infection. Some lymphomas have a very rapid fulminant course. HHV-8 has also been reported to be a cause of lymphoma. The role of CMV ...

    Sven Grützmeier, Anna Porwit, Corinna Schmitt, Eric Sandström, Börje Åkerlund and Ingemar Ernberg

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:46

    Published on: 22 August 2016

  14. Research Article

    Salivary and serum IL-10, TNF-α, TGF-β, VEGF levels in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and correlation with HPV and EBV infections

    Each year approximately 6,000 new cases of head and neck cancer are registered in Poland. Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) have been associated with tumour formation. Cytokines have been...

    Małgorzata Polz-Dacewicz, Małgorzata Strycharz-Dudziak, Jakub Dworzański, Agnieszka Stec and Joanna Kocot

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:45

    Published on: 20 August 2016

  15. Research Article

    Variability of high risk HPV genotypes among HIV infected women in Mwanza, Tanzania- the need for evaluation of current vaccine effectiveness in developing countries

    High risk (HR) human papilloma Virus (HPV) genotypes have been associated with cervical cancer. In Tanzania there is a limited data on the epidemiology of HPV and genotypes distribution among HIV infected wome...

    Fridolin Mujuni, Mariam M. Mirambo, Peter Rambau, Korn Klaus, Muller Andreas, Dismas Matovelo, Mtebe Majigo, Christa Kasang and Stephen E. Mshana

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:49

    Published on: 19 August 2016

  16. Research Article

    Variants of human papillomaviruses 16 (HPV16) in Uigur women in Xinjiang, China

    Persistent infection of high-risk human papillomaviruses 16 (HPV16) has been considered as the leading cause of cervical cancer. In this study we assessed HPV16 sequence variation and genetic diversity of HPV1...

    Hongchang He, Hongtao Li, Peiwen Fan, Junling Zhu, Zhenzhen Pan, Huan Pan, Dan Wu, Xianxian Ren, Xiaoqing Guo, Dongmei Li, Zemin Pan and Renfu Shao

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:44

    Published on: 18 August 2016

  17. Research Article

    Validation of Novaprep® HQ+ liquid-based cytology medium for high-risk human papillomavirus detection by hc2

    Preanalytical conditions determine the reliability and validity of bioassays. Therefore, the analytic performances of biological tests need to be determined when preanalytical steps differ from those recommend...

    David Guenat, Sophie Launay, Didier Riethmuller, Christiane Mougin and Jean-Luc Prétet

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:41

    Published on: 17 August 2016

  18. Research Article

    Establishing and characterizing a new primary effusion lymphoma cell line harboring Kaposi’s sarcoma–associated herpesvirus

    Primary effusion lymphoma is a rare distinct large B-cell neoplasm that is associated with Kaposi’s sarcoma–associated herpesvirus (KSHV) infection. Over recent years, 9 KSHV-positive/Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-...

    Madori Osawa, Sohtaro Mine, Shinichiro Ota, Kengo Kato, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Makoto Kuroda, Michiyo Kataoka, Hitomi Fukumoto, Yuko Sato, Takayuki Kanno, Hideki Hasegawa, Keiji Ueda, Masashi Fukayama, Takuya Maeda, Soichiro Kanoh, Akihiko Kawana…

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:37

    Published on: 17 August 2016

  19. Research Article

    Human papillomavirus genotypes distribution in cervical cancer cases in Gabon

    Cervical cancer is a real public health problem in African countries. The relation between HPV and cervical cancer is well established. However, it is known that the distribution of HPV genotypes differ geogra...

    Samira Zoa-Assoumou, Angelique Ndjoyi-Mbiguino, Barthelemy Mabika Mabika, Ernest Belembaogo, Abdelkim Khattabi and My Mustapha Ennaji

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:42

    Published on: 16 August 2016

  20. Research Article

    Diversity of high risk human papilloma viruses in women treated with antiretroviral and in healthy controls and discordance with cervical dysplasia in the South of Benin

    High risk oncologic Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is one of the leading causes of cervical cancer worldwide. We investigated HPV genotypes among women living or not with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) in tw...

    Callinice D. Capo-chichi, Blanche Aguida, Nicodème W. Chabi, Jocelyn Acapko-Ezin, Jonas Sossah-Hiffo, Vidéhouénou K. Agossou, Toussain Anagbla, Marcel Zannou, Fabien Houngbé and Ambaliou Sanni

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:43

    Published on: 15 August 2016

  21. Research Article

    Hepatitis B virus X protein mediated suppression of miRNA-122 expression enhances hepatoblastoma cell proliferation through cyclin G1-p53 axis

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) X protein (HBx) reported to be associated with pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and miR-122 expression is down regulated in HCC. Previous studies reported miR-122 targets ...

    Manikankana Bandopadhyay, Neelakshi Sarkar, Sibnarayan Datta, Dipanwita Das, Ananya Pal, Rajesh Panigrahi, Arup Banerjee, Chinmay K. Panda, Chandrima Das, Shekhar Chakrabarti and Runu Chakravarty

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:40

    Published on: 15 August 2016

  22. Review

    Radio-frequency ablation-based studies on VX2rabbit models for HCC treatment

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most frequent cancer worldwide with high morbidity, mortality and increasing incidence. It is of note that the main curative therapies for HCC are hepatic resection ...

    Sabrina Bimonte, Maddalena Leongito, Mauro Piccirillo, Cristina de Angelis, Claudia Pivonello, Vincenza Granata and Francesco Izzo

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:38

    Published on: 12 August 2016

  23. Review

    A review of the infection-associated cancers in North African countries

    Cancer is typically classified as a leading non-communicable disease; however, infectious agents, such as Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human papilloma viru...

    Wafaa Mohamed Hussein, Wagida A. Anwar, Mohammed Attaleb, Loubna Mazini, Asta Försti, Roxana-Delia Trimbitas and Meriem Khyatti

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:35

    Published on: 10 August 2016

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