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African cancers

Section edited by: Prof Twalib Ngoma  and Prof Henry R Wabinga.

This section will allow African oncologists to describe the current oncology issues along with their findings/achievements for those 'tropical' cancers, such as EBV-related Burkitt lymphoma and schistosomiasis-related bladder cancer, which are considered rare in the rest of the world.

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  1. 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...

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

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:42

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:43

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. 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...

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

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:35

    Content type: Review

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  4. Vulvar cancer is a rare gynaecological cancer. In Burkina Faso, the diagnosis of vulvar cancers is delayed and the prognosis is poor. However, no specific study on vulvar cancers has been conducted at the mome...

    Authors: Nayi Zongo, Nina Korsaga-Somé, Amandine Banata Gang-Ny, Edgar Ouangré, Maurice Zida, Aimé Sosthène Ouédraogo, Aboubacar Hirrhum Bambara, Augustin Tozoula Bambara, Si Simon Traore, Pascal Niamba, Adama Traoré and Ahmadou Dem

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:33

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. Breast cancer is the commonest female malignancy globally and the second (after uterine cervix) in sub-Saharan Africa including Tanzania. Prognostic indicators reportedly influence post-mastectomy adjuvant the...

    Authors: Amos R. Mwakigonja, Happiness Rabiel, Naboth A. Mbembati and Leonard E. K. Lema

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:28

    Content type: Research Article

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  6. Human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8), the etiologic agent of Kaposi sarcoma (KS), establishes lifelong latent infection with periodic lytic replication (“shedding”) at mucosal sites, especially the oropharynx. Patterns...

    Authors: Rachel A. Bender Ignacio, Jason D. Goldman, Amalia S. Magaret, Stacy Selke, Meei-Li Huang, Soren Gantt, Christine Johnston, Warren T. Phipps, Joshua T. Schiffer, Richard A. Zuckerman, R. Scott McClelland, Connie Celum, Larry Corey, Anna Wald and Corey Casper

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:7

    Content type: Research Article

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  7. The identification of suited early detection tests is one among the multiple requirements to reduce cervical cancer incidence in developing countries.

    Authors: Caroline Wangari Ngugi, Dietmar Schmidt, Karanja Wanyoro, Hamadi Boga, Peter Wanzala, Anne Muigai, John Mbithi, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz and Miriam Reuschenbach

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:25

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. The etiology of primary cutaneous anaplastic large-cell CD30+ lymphoma is largely unknown, and although an infectious involvement has been suspected, the implication of infectious agents in its pathogenesis is...

    Authors: Alessandro Borghi, Elisabetta Caselli, Dario Di Luca, Adolfo Sebastiani, Paolo Perri, Silva Seraceni, Carlo Contini and Annarosa Virgili

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:41

    Content type: Short report

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  9. Infectious Agents and Cancer is introducing a new section of Clinical Oncology with the main objective of stimulating debate through articles published in the section. Infectious diseases have been the major caus...

    Authors: Franco M Buonaguro, Serigne N Gueye, Henry R Wabinga, Twalib A Ngoma, Jan B Vermorken and Sam M Mbulaiteye

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:39

    Content type: Editorial

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