Featured Article: The role of Tannerella forsythia and Porphyromonas gingivalis in pathogenesis of esophageal cancer
Esophageal cancer is increasingly becoming a global problem. Research has found how different bacterial species can increase the risk of esophageal cancer. Tannerella forsythia and Porphyromonas gingivalis are both species of anaerobic, Gram-negative bacteria which are known causative agents of a wide range of periodontal diseases; their presence however has now also been linked to an increased risk of esophageal cancer. In this review, B. Malinowski et al. discuss the role of Tannerella forsythia and Porphyromonas gingivalis in the pathogenesis of esophageal cancer.
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Call for papers – Precision Oncology
We are pleased to announce a new cross-journal thematic series on ‘Precision Oncology’ across a number of BMC journals within the oncology portfolio to help bring together the latest research on precision oncology.
The thematic series is now open for submission of original research and review articles - for further information about this series please click here.
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.