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  1. Content type: Review

    To characterize the clinico-pathological features including estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and Her-2/neu (HER2) expression in breast cancers in Botswana, and to compare them by HIV status.

    Authors: Rohini K. Bhatia, Mohan Narasimhamurthy, Yehoda M. Martei, Pooja Prabhakar, Jeré Hutson, Sebathu Chiyapo, Ignetious Makozhombwe, Michael Feldman, Mukendi K. A. Kayembe, Kum Cooper and Surbhi Grover

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:28

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    This study estimated genital warts prevalence, genital-warts-related healthcare resource use and costs, and self-reported human-papillomavirus-related psychosocial impact among male and female patients aged 18...

    Authors: Lani Buenconsejo, Smita Kothari-Talwar, Karen Yee, Amit Kulkarni, Nuria Lara, Montserrat Roset, Anna R. Giuliano and Suzanne Garland

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:26

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Polyomavirus hominis1, also called BK virus (BKV) is a well-known etiological agent of renal transplant nephropathy and cystitis. Recently, it got great attention from the researcher as a principal predisposing f...

    Authors: Babbiker Mohammed Taher Gorish, Mohammed Elfatih Hussein Ournasseir and Iman Mohammed Shammat

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:25

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma (AIDS-KS), a common malignancy in Kenya is associated with high morbidity and mortality. AIDS-KS is treated using bleomycin and vincristine (BV) plus or minus doxorubicin in most lo...

    Authors: Naftali Busakhala, Gabriel Kigen, Paul Waako, R. Matthew Strother, Fredrick Chite and Patrick Loehrer Sr

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:24

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  5. Content type: Review

    Bacterial infection may be involved in the entire process of tissue carcinogenesis by directly or indirectly affecting the occurrence and development of tumors. Porphyromonas gingivalis (P.gingivalis) is an impor...

    Authors: Xiao-bo Liu, Zi-ye Gao, Chuan-tao Sun, Hui Wen, Bo Gao, Sheng-bao Li and Qiang Tong

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:23

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) genotypes concordance among sexual couples has been evaluated in many investigations with considerable variations in the concordance. However, no such study has carried out between ...

    Authors: Mehrdad Davarmanesh, Mehrouz Dezfulian, Mohammad Javad Gharavi, Sarang Younesi, Pourandokht Saadati, Mohammad Mehdi Taheri Amin and Seyed Mohammad Jazayeri

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:22

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  7. Content type: Short Report

    Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) is largely used, thanks to its properties, as wound therapy after surgical resection. Several studies and clinical findings have demonstrated that the PRP can accelerate the regenera...

    Authors: Antonio Barbieri, Sabrina Bimonte, Giovanna Loquercio, Domenica Rea, Marco Cascella, Annamaria Anniciello, Antonio Luciano, Giuseppe Palma, Gaetano Di Costanzo, Azzaro Rosa, Pasquale Giuliano and Claudio Arra

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:21

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    B7-H4 is among the B7 family members which may serve as a new targetable immune checkpoint molecule. It was reported that high level of serum B7-H4 level may be correlated with lymphoma. Nevertheless, the role...

    Authors: Ying Jiang, Gangli Cai, Jun Lin, Jing Zhang, Zhilei Bo, Ying Li, Chun Wang and Yin Tong

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:20

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    Ethiopia lies in the high-risk corridor of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in East Africa, where individuals with this malignancy often do not report established risk factors, suggesting unidentified etiolo...

    Authors: Maria E. Leon, Endale Kassa, Abate Bane, Tufa Gemechu, Yared Tilahun, Nigatu Endalafer, Sandrine McKay-Chopin, Rosario N. Brancaccio, Gilles Ferro, Mathewos Assefa, Elizabeth Ward, Massimo Tommasino, Abraham Aseffa, Joachim Schüz, Ahmedin Jemal and Tarik Gheit

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:19

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    The pathogenesis of lung cancer is triggered by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, being the tobacco smoke the most important risk factor. Nevertheless, the incidence of lung cancer in non-smo...

    Authors: Estela Maria Silva, Vânia Sammartino Mariano, Paula Roberta Aguiar Pastrez, Miguel Cordoba Pinto, Emily Montosa Nunes, Laura Sichero, Luisa Lina Villa, Cristovam Scapulatempo-Neto, Kari Juhani Syrjanen and Adhemar Longatto-Filho

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:18

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a relatively common cancer of childhood in tropical Africa, although its precise incidence and continent-wide geographic distribution have not been previously systematically studied.

    Authors: Lucia Hämmerl, Murielle Colombet, Rosemary Rochford, David Martin Ogwang and Donald Maxwell Parkin

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:17

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Cervical cancer is a common cancer among women worldwide and is closely related to high-risk human papillomavirus infection (HR-HPV). The immune microenvironment is thought to play an essential role in viral i...

    Authors: Bohan Li, Ling Zhang, Jianguo Zhao, Guichun Tan, Wenwen Zhang, Na Zhang, Jing Tian and Pengpeng Qu

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:16

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  13. Content type: Research article

    While the burden of cancer in Africa is rapidly rising, there is a lack of investment in healthcare professionals to deliver care. Here we report the results of a survey of systemic therapy workload of oncolog...

    Authors: Verna Vanderpuye, Nazik Hammad, Yehoda Martei, Wilma M. Hopman, Adam Fundytus, Richard Sullivan, Bostjan Seruga, Gilberto Lopes, Manju Sengar, Michael D. Brundage and Christopher M. Booth

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:11

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    New strategies are needed to combat the high incidence of cervical cancer in resource-limited settings such as sub-Saharan Africa. Screening for high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) DNA is sensitive for pre-...

    Authors: Miriam Nakalembe, Philippa Makanga, Frank Mubiru, Megan Swanson, Jeffrey Martin and Megan Huchko

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:14

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  15. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the correlation of serum PIVKA-II levels and development of portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients.

    Authors: Tao Li, Yuanzi Yu, Juan Liu, Xiangguo Tian, Meng Kong, Lei Wu, Shaocan Tang, Shengqing Gu, Jingfang Zhao, Yi Cui and Jinhua Hu

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:13

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The impact of South Africa’s high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) burden on cancer risk is not fully understood, particularly in the context of antiretroviral treatment (ART) availability. We examined natio...

    Authors: Tafadzwa Dhokotera, Julia Bohlius, Adrian Spoerri, Matthias Egger, Jabulani Ncayiyana, Victor Olago, Elvira Singh and Mazvita Sengayi

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:12

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  17. Content type: Review

    Thymoquinone (TQ) is the principal active monomer isolated from the seed of the medicinal plant Nigella sativa. This compound has antitumor effects against various types of cancer including hepatocellular carcino...

    Authors: Sabrina Bimonte, Vittorio Albino, Antonio Barbieri, Maria Luisa Tamma, Aurelio Nasto, Raffaele Palaia, Carlo Molino, Paolo Bianco, Andrea Vitale, Rita Schiano, Aldo Giudice and Marco Cascella

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:10

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  18. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    We carried out a retrospective study on the prevalence of HPV and genotype distribution by nested PCR and nucleotide sequencing analysis, in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded biopsies of 135 head and neck canc...

    Authors: Boniface Kofi, Christian Diamant Mossoro-Kpinde, Ralph-Sydney Mboumba Bouassa, Hélène Péré, Leman Robin, Gérard Gresenguet and Laurent Bélec

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:9

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Oropharyngeal cancers associated with high-risk type human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection have better prognosis than virus negative cancers. Similarly, the HPV status in laryngeal cancer (LC) may be associa...

    Authors: Asanori Kiyuna, Taro Ikegami, Takayuki Uehara, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Shinya Agena, Jin Uezato, Shunsuke Kondo, Yukashi Yamashita, Zeyi Deng, Hiroyuki Maeda, Mikio Suzuki and Akira Ganaha

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:8

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The underlying cause of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is unknown. It has been theorized that infectious agents could contribute to ovarian tumorigenesis.

    Authors: Kasper Ingerslev, Estrid Høgdall, Wojciech Skovrider-Ruminski, Tine Henrichsen Schnack, Marianne Lidang, Claus Høgdall and Jan Blaakaer

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:7

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  21. Content type: Meeting Report

    Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa include Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Principe. These countries belong to an interstate organization known as PALOP. In June 2018, PALOP or...

    Authors: Lúcio Lara Santos, Hirondina Borges Spencer, Fernando Miguel, Satish Tulsidás, Belmira Rodrigues and Lygia Vieira Lopes

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:6

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  22. Content type: Review

    With few exceptions, current chemotherapy and radiotherapy protocols only obtain a slightly prolonged survival with severe adverse effects in patients with advanced solid tumors. In particular, most solid mali...

    Authors: Alberto Reale, Adriana Vitiello, Valeria Conciatori, Cristina Parolin, Arianna Calistri and Giorgio Palù

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:5

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with the incidence of gastric cancer. Endoscopic resection has been developed as a proper technique to treat early stage of gastric cancer. However, some patients devel...

    Authors: Mayu Sato, Kou Miura, Chihiro Kageyama, Hiroyuki Sakae, Yuka Obayashi, Yoshiro Kawahara, Osamu Matsushita, Kenji Yokota and Hiroyuki Okada

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:4

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  24. Content type: Review

    Tannerella forsythia and Porphyromonas gingivalis are anaerobic, Gram-negative bacterial species which have been implicated in periodontal diseases as a part of red complex of periodontal pathogens. Esophageal ca...

    Authors: Bartosz Malinowski, Anna Węsierska, Klaudia Zalewska, Maya M. Sokołowska, Wiktor Bursiewicz, Maciej Socha, Mateusz Ozorowski, Katarzyna Pawlak-Osińska and Michał Wiciński

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:3

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major risk factor for the occurrence and development of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Microvascular invasion (MVI) of HCC is closely related to po...

    Authors: Chao Qu, Xinyu Huang, Kui Liu, Kun Li, Bin Tan, Linlin Qu, Jingyu Cao and Chengzhan Zhu

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:2

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  26. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that one of the authors’ names was processed incorrectly.

    Authors: Sonia Menon, Davy van den Broeck, Rodolfo Rossi, Emilomo Ogbe and Hillary Mabeya

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2019 14:1

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    The original article was published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:2

  27. Content type: Research article

    Chronic diseases such as chagasic megaesophagus (secondary to Chagas’ disease) have been suggested as etiological factors for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma; however, the molecular mechanisms involved are ...

    Authors: Fernanda Franco Munari, Adriana Cruvinel-Carloni, Croider Franco Lacerda, Antônio Talvane Torres de Oliveira, Cristovam Scapulatempo-Neto, Sandra Regina Morini da Silva, Eduardo Crema, Sheila Jorge Adad, Maria Aparecida Marchesan Rodrigues, Maria Aparecida Coelho Arruda Henry, Denise Peixoto Guimarães, Adhemar Longatto-Filho and Rui Manuel Reis

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:43

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G is an immune checkpoint molecule, which expression in cervical cancer cells enables them to escape immunosurveillance. To date, limited information has been published on the ass...

    Authors: Hui-Hui Xu, Xia Zhang, Hai-Hong Zheng, Qiu-Yue Han, Ai-Fen Lin and Wei-Hua Yan

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:42

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a malignant cancer of the liver and a leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has not been known to have a direct causal relati...

    Authors: Amos Otedo, Kenneth O. Simbiri, Vincent Were, Omollo Ongati and Benson A. Estambale

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:41

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  30. Content type: Research article

    To determine the clinical features and survival difference of HBV related and Non-HBV related diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and to evaluate the occurrence of HBV reactivation in DLBCL patients and rela...

    Authors: Ya-fei Guo, Jing-xin Pan and Wei-huang Zhuang

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:40

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  31. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) is a neoplasm associated with a group of malignancies called AIDs-Defining Malignancies (ADMs) in Human-Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) -patients. Similar to the case of NHL in Latin Am...

    Authors: Mirtha P. Rivera-Castillo, Diana Quispe-Pineda and Aldo J. Lucchetti

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:39

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The aims of this study were to evaluate whether HPV infection has a prognostic role in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma who underwent oncological treatment and also to compare the heat shock pr...

    Authors: Laura Bognár, Ivett Hegedűs, Szabolcs Bellyei, Éva Pozsgai, László Zoltán, Katalin Gombos, Örs Péter Horváth, András Vereczkei and András Papp

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:38

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with an increased risk of cervical cancer. Using a vaccine to prevent HPV infections could be a cost-effective strategy to decrease the incidence of cervical cancer. Le...

    Authors: Chanqiong Zhang, Chongan Huang, Xiang Zheng and Dan Pan

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:37

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer is attributable to human papilloma virus (HPV) infection in the majority cases. E1, an HPV derived-protein, plays an important role in the initiation and development of cervical cancer. Our stu...

    Authors: Miaomiao Ma, Yaning Feng, Peiwen Fan, Xuan Yao, Yanchun Peng, Tao Dong and Ruozheng Wang

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:35

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Chronic prostatic inflammation, caused by Cutibacterium acnes (C. acnes), has been proposed to influence the risk of prostate cancer development. In vitro studies have demonstrated the capacity of C. acnes to ind...

    Authors: Henrik Ugge, Jessica Carlsson, Bo Söderquist, Katja Fall, Ove Andén and Sabina Davidsson

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:34

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  36. Content type: Short Report

    Endemic Kaposi sarcoma (KS) was first described in African children over fifty years ago, but has recently been overshadowed by HIV-related disease. We aimed to evaluate the similarities and differences betwee...

    Authors: Nader Kim El-Mallawany, Jimmy Villiera, William Kamiyango, Erin C. Peckham-Gregory, Michael E. Scheurer, Carl E. Allen, Casey L. McAtee, Alejandra Legarreta, Dirk P. Dittmer, Carrie L. Kovarik, Elizabeth Y. Chiao, Stephen C. Martin, Nmazuo W. Ozuah, Parth S. Mehta and Peter N. Kazembe

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:33

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  37. Content type: Short Report

    Oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC and OPSCC) represent the majority of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC). Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an important etiologic factor together w...

    Authors: Francesco Broccolo, Giulia Ciccarese, Agostino Rossi, Luca Anselmi, Francesco Drago and Antonio Toniolo

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:32

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  38. Content type: Research Article

    The impact of different anti-virus regimens on prognosis of Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) related cirrhosis remains to be explored. We aim to investigate whether CHB-related HCC patients receiving nucleoside analo...

    Authors: Ping Zhang, Qingli Liu, Mei Yuan and Lina Wang

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:30

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  39. Content type: Research Article

    Despite the high prevalences of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infections and cervical cancer in Nigeria, utilization of the HPV vaccine as a highly effective preventive measure remains low. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Adaobi I. Bisi-Onyemaechi, Ugo N. Chikani and Obinna Nduagubam

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:29

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  40. Content type: Research Article

    Cervical cancer is the second most prevalent cancer among women of child-bearing age in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to determine human papilloma virus (HPV) genotype distribution among HIV-negative wom...

    Authors: Dawit Wolday, Muluken Derese, Solomon Gebressellassie, Bekure Tsegaye, Wondwossen Ergete, Yirgu Gebrehiwot, Orit Caplan, Dana G. Wolf and Shlomo Maayan

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:28

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  41. Content type: Research Article

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is the most common cancer in people with HIV. Although 95% of HIV patients are in developing countries like Peru, the majority of these studies have been conducted in developed count...

    Authors: Luis Ernesto Cuellar, Andrea Anampa-Guzmán, Alexis Manuel Holguín, Juan Velarde, Diana Portillo-Alvarez, Marco Antonio Zuñiga-Ninaquispe, Esther Rosa Luna-Reyes, Jule Vásquez, Joanne Marie Jeter and Karen Marie Winkfield

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:27

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  42. Content type: Research Article

    High risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs) have been unequivocally recognised as the necessary cause of squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL) and invasive carcinoma of the cervix. The distribution and the role o...

    Authors: Clorinda Annunziata, Giovanni Stellato, Stefano Greggi, Veronica Sanna, Maria Pia Curcio, Simona Losito, Gerardo Botti, Luigi Buonaguro, Franco Maria Buonaguro and Maria Lina Tornesello

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:26

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  43. Content type: Research Article

    Aberrant glycosylation is a characteristic of tumour cells. The expression of certain glycan structures has been associated with poor prognosis. In cervical carcinoma, changes in the expression levels of some ...

    Authors: Miguel Aco-Tlachi, Ricardo Carreño-López, Patricia L. Martínez-Morales, Paola Maycotte, Adriana Aguilar-Lemarroy, Luis Felipe Jave-Suárez, Gerardo Santos-López, Julio Reyes-Leyva and Verónica Vallejo-Ruiz

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:25

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  44. Content type: Research Article

    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection has been recognized as a significant threat for gastric cancer. However, studies that investigated the oncogenic factors and antimicrobial resistance of H. pylori in Egyp...

    Authors: Doaa M. Al-Eraky, Omneya M. Helmy, Yasser M. Ragab, Zeinab Abdul-Khalek, Eman A. El-Seidi and Mohammed A. Ramadan

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:24

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  45. Content type: Review

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common human solid malignancies worldwide. Although the MRI is the technique that is best adapted to characterize HCC, there is not an agreement regarding the ...

    Authors: Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Salvatore Filice, Orlando Catalano, Mauro Piccirillo, Raffaele Palaia, Francesco Izzo and Antonella Petrillo

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:23

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  46. Content type: Short Report

    Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) clinical descriptions are scarce from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) where both HIV and EBV are highly endemic. We identified 12 patients with pathologically confirmed PBL from a prospec...

    Authors: Takondwa Zuze, Matthew S. Painschab, Ryan Seguin, Evarista Kudowa, Bongani Kaimila, Edwards Kasonkanji, Tamiwe Tomoka, Bal Mukunda Dhungel, Maurice Mulenga, Maria Chikasema, Blessings Tewete, Asekanadziwa Ntangwanika, Sarah Chiyoyola, Fred Chimzimu, Coxcilly Kampani, Robert Krysiak…

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2018 13:22

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