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  1. Research Article

    Characterization of hormonal receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 in tissues of women with breast cancer at Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es salaam, Tanzania

    Breast cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and deaths among women worldwide. In Tanzania there is no published data on human epidermal growth receptor-2 (HER2/neu) expression in breast carcinoma. Hormonal r...

    Amos Rodger Mwakigonja, Nyanda Elias Lushina and Ally Mwanga

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:60

    Published on: 6 November 2017

  2. Review

    Factors associated with the high prevalence of oesophageal cancer in Western Kenya: a review

    Oesophageal carcinoma (OC) is highly prevalent in Western Kenya especially among the members of the Kalenjin community who reside in the Northern and Southern areas of the Rift Valley. Previous authors have su...

    Gabriel Kigen, Naftali Busakhala, Zipporah Kamuren, Hillary Rono, Wilfred Kimalat and Evangeline Njiru

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:59

    Published on: 3 November 2017

  3. Research Article

    Prevalence of HPV infection in hypopharyngeal and laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma at Thailand's largest tertiary referral center

    Following the well-established relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical carcinoma, the carcinogenicity of this virus has also been confirmed in subsets of head and neck carcinoma (HNCA), bu...

    Warut Pongsapich, Nitathip Eakkasem, Sontana Siritantikorn, Paveena Pithuksurachai, Kshidej Bongsabhikul and Cheerasook Chongkolwatana

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:58

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  4. Review

    A systematic review on multiparametric MR imaging in prostate cancer detection

    Literature data suggest that multi-parametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), including morphologic T2-weigthed images (T2-MRI) and functional approaches such as Dynamic Contrast Enhanced-MRI (DCE-MRI), Diff...

    Roberta Fusco, Mario Sansone, Vincenza Granata, Sergio Venanzio Setola and Antonella Petrillo

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:57

    Published on: 30 October 2017

  5. Research Article

    T- and NK-cell populations with regulatory phenotype and markers of apoptosis in circulating lymphocytes of patients with CIN3 or microcarcinoma of the cervix: evidence for potential mechanisms of immune suppression

    Processes and mechanisms responsible for systemic immune suppression in early-stage cervical cancer remain substantially underinvestigated. In this work, we focused on studying the frequencies of circulating r...

    Olga V. Kurmyshkina, Pavel I. Kovchur, Ludmila V. Schegoleva and Tatyana O. Volkova

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:56

    Published on: 17 October 2017

  6. Research Article

    HPV infection and p53 and p16 expression in esophageal cancer: are they prognostic factors?

    Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is a highly lethal malignant tumor. Currently, Human papillomavirus (HPV) is suggested as a potential risk factor for esophageal cancer (EC) in addition to the classic...

    Allini Mafra da Costa, José Humberto Tavares Guerreiro Fregnani, Paula Roberta Aguiar Pastrez, Vânia Sammartino Mariano, Estela Maria Silva, Cristovam Scapulatempo Neto, Denise Peixoto Guimarães, Luisa Lina Villa, Laura Sichero, Kari Juhani Syrjanen and Adhemar Longatto-Filho

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:54

    Published on: 13 October 2017

  7. Research Article

    Integration of human papillomavirus 16 in esophageal carcinoma samples

    Esophageal carcinoma (EC) is one of the major cancers in China. In 1982, Syrjanen first hypothesized the relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and the development of esophageal cancer. Sinc...

    Shuying Li, Haie Shen, Zhanjun Liu, Ning Li, Suxian Yang, Ke Zhang and Jintao Li

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:53

    Published on: 13 October 2017

  8. Research article

    Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) genotypes distribution among hepatocellular carcinoma patients in Southern Italy: a three year retrospective study

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the major cause for cancer in the world. Aim of this case-control study was to investigate the distribution pattern of HCV genotypes among HCC patients and suggest whet...

    Arnolfo Petruzziello, Samantha Marigliano, Giovanna Loquercio, Nicola Coppola, Mauro Piccirillo, Maddalena Leongito, Rosa Azzaro, Francesco Izzo and Gerardo Botti

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:52

    Published on: 6 October 2017

  9. Research Article

    Introduction of p16INK4a as a surrogate biomarker for HPV in women with invasive cervical cancer in Sudan

    Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide with highest incidence reported in Eastern Africa in 2012. The primary goal of this study was to study the expression of p16INK4a in squamous ce...

    Hina Sarwath, Devendra Bansal, Nazik Elmalaika Husain, Mahmoud Mohamed, Ali A. Sultan and Shahinaz Bedri

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:50

    Published on: 30 September 2017

  10. Research Article

    HIV-1 matrix protein p17 and its variants promote human triple negative breast cancer cell aggressiveness

    The introduction of cART has changed the morbidity and mortality patterns affecting HIV-infected (HIV+) individuals. The risk of breast cancer in HIV+ patients has now approached the general population risk. Howe...

    Francesca Caccuri, Francesca Giordano, Ines Barone, Pietro Mazzuca, Cinzia Giagulli, Sebastiano Andò, Arnaldo Caruso and Stefania Marsico

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:49

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  11. Research Article

    Outcomes after sofosbuvir-containing regimens for hepatitis C virus in patients with decompensated cirrhosis: a real-world study

    Direct-acting antivirals have been used for decompensated cirrhotic patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, the benefits in Chinese patients with decompensated cirrhosis are unclear.

    Fanpu Ji, Wenjun Wang, Shuangsuo Dang, Shengbang Wang, Burong Li, Dan Bai, Wenxue Zhao, Hong Deng, Changyin Tian and Zongfang Li

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:48

    Published on: 13 September 2017

  12. Research Article

    Diagnostic value of prothrombin induced by the absence of vitamin K or antagonist-II (PIVKA-II) for early stage HBV related hepatocellular carcinoma

    To evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of prothrombin induced by the absence of vitamin K or antagonist-II (PIVKA-II) for early stage hepatitis virus B (HBV) related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

    Xiumei Wang, Weiwei Zhang, Youde Liu, Wenjing Gong, Ping Sun, Xiangshuo Kong, Miaomiao Yang and Zhihua Wang

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:47

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  13. Research Article

    High risk human papilloma viruses (HPVs) are present in benign prostate tissues before development of HPV associated prostate cancer

    Although high risk HPVs are associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer it is not known if they have a causal role. The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential role of human papilloma vi...

    Wendy K. Glenn, Christopher C. Ngan, Timothy G. Amos, Richard J. Edwards, Joshua Swift, Louise Lutze-Mann, Fei Shang, Noel J. Whitaker and James S. Lawson

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:46

    Published on: 11 August 2017

  14. Short Report

    Salvage chemotherapy for adults with relapsed or refractory lymphoma in Malawi

    Lymphoma is highly associated with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), which contributes to worse outcomes relative to resource-rich settings, and frequent failure of first-line chemotherapy. However, there are n...

    Bongani Kaimila, Toon van der Gronde, Christopher Stanley, Edwards Kasonkanji, Maria Chikasema, Blessings Tewete, Paula Fox and Satish Gopal

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:45

    Published on: 9 August 2017

  15. Research Article

    Whole-genome analysis of human papillomavirus genotypes 52 and 58 isolated from Japanese women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and invasive cervical cancer

    Human papillomavirus genotypes 52 and 58 (HPV52/58) are frequently detected in patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and invasive cervical cancer (ICC) in East Asian countries including Japan....

    Yuri Tenjimbayashi, Mamiko Onuki, Yusuke Hirose, Seiichiro Mori, Yoshiyuki Ishii, Takamasa Takeuchi, Nobutaka Tasaka, Toyomi Satoh, Tohru Morisada, Takashi Iwata, Shingo Miyamoto, Koji Matsumoto, Akihiko Sekizawa and Iwao Kukimoto

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:44

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  16. Research Article

    Six years genotype distribution of Human Papillomavirus in Calabria Region, Southern Italy: a retrospective study

    Although analysis of the Human papillomavirus (HPV) genotype spread in a particular area has a crucial impact on public health and prevention programmes, there is a lack of epidemiological data regarding HPV i...

    Luisa Galati, Cinzia Peronace, Maria Teresa Fiorillo, Rosanna Masciari, Cristina Giraldi, Salvatore Nisticò, Pasquale Minchella, Vincenzo Maiolo, Giorgio Settimo Barreca, Nadia Marascio, Angelo Giuseppe Lamberti, Aida Giancotti, Maria Gabriella Lepore, Francesca Greco, Maria Vittoria Mauro, Annelisa Borelli…

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:43

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  17. Research Article

    Interleukin-17F expression is elevated in hepatitis C patients with fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma

    The role of interleukin (IL) 17A in chronic liver diseases had been extensively studied, but the function of IL-17F, which shares a high degree of homology with IL-17A, in the progression of chronic hepatic di...

    Ming-Sian Wu, Chun-Hsiang Wang, Fan-Chen Tseng, Hsuan-Ju Yang, Yin-Chiu Lo, Yi-Ping Kuo, De-Jiun Tsai, Wan-Ting Tsai and Guann-Yi Yu

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:42

    Published on: 26 July 2017

  18. Research Article

    Prevalence and characteristics of Epstein–Barr virus-associated gastric carcinomas in Portugal

    Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common malignant tumors of the digestive tract and is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) has been associated with approximately 1...

    Célia Nogueira, Marta Mota, Rui Gradiz, Maria Augusta Cipriano, Francisco Caramelo, Hugo Cruz, Ana Alarcão, Francisco Castro e Sousa, Fernando Oliveira, Fernando Martinho, João Moura Pereira, Paulo Figueiredo and Maximino Leitão

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:41

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  19. Research Article

    Rare bacterial isolates causing bloodstream infections in Ethiopian patients with cancer

    In recent years, saprophytic bacteria have been emerging as potential human pathogens causing life-threatening infections in patients with malignancies. However, evidence is lacking concerning such bacteria, p...

    Balew Arega, Yimtubezinash Wolde-Amanuel, Kelemework Adane, Ezra Belay, Abdulaziz Abubeker and Daniel Asrat

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:40

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  20. Erratum

    Erratum to: Outcome of HIV-associated lymphoma in a resource-limited setting of Jos, Nigeria

    Olugbenga Akindele Silas, Chad J. Achenbach, Lifang Hou, Robert L. Murphy, Julie O. Egesie, Solomon A. Sagay, Oche O. Agbaji, Patricia A. Agaba, Jonah Musa, Agabus N. Manasseh, Ezra D. Jatau, Ayuba M. Dauda, Maxwell O. Akanbi and Barnabas M. Mandong

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:37

    Published on: 26 June 2017

    The original article was published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:34

  21. Review

    The efficacy of Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (green tea) in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease: an overview of pre-clinical studies and translational perspectives in clinical practice

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder and the most common form of dementia characterized by cognitive and memory impairment. One of the mechanism involved in the pathogenesis of AD, is the o...

    Marco Cascella, Sabrina Bimonte, Maria Rosaria Muzio, Vincenzo Schiavone and Arturo Cuomo

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:36

    Published on: 19 June 2017

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