Featured Article: Could Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis cause Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis…and colorectal cancer?
Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) has previously been attributed as a suspected cause of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. In this hypothesis, Ellen Pierce discusses the possibility that the persistence of MAP in an infected intestine, and its ability to promote goblet cell hyperplasia, could play an integral role in the development of idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease-associated or sporadic colorectal cancer.
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Aims and scope
Infectious Agents and Cancer is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses all aspects of basic, clinical, epidemiological and translational research providing an insight into the association between chronic infections and cancer.
The journal welcomes submissions in the pathogen-related cancer areas and other related topics pertinent to the development of therapies for chronic infections and cancer.
Of particular interest are HPV and anogenital cancers (as well as head and neck cancers), EBV and Burkitt lymphoma, HCV/HBV and hepatocellular carcinoma (as well as lymphoproliferative diseases), HHV8 and Kaposi sarcoma, HTLV and leukemia and Cancers in Low- and Middle-income countries.
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Article-processing charge discount for AORTIC members
Infectious Agents and Cancer are proudly affiliated with the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC). All members of AORTIC receive a 15% discount on the article-processing charge for each article accepted for publication. This discount can be requested during the submission process and will be verified before being applied. Standard waiver rules apply for low-income countries.
AORTIC position statement
The African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) has published a critical appraisal of the state on cancer research and cancer care in Africa including information on the availability of data on cancer burden, screening and prevention for cancer in Africa, cancer care personnel, treatment modalities, and access to cancer care.
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Dr Franco M Buonaguro, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Naples, Italy
Dr Sam M Mbulaiteye, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, USA
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From the blog
Dr Franco M. Buonaguro and Dr Sam M Mbulaiteye, Co-Editors-in-Chief of Infectious Agents and Cancer discuss their opinion on the journal's subject field.