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Clinical oncology

Section edited by: Prof Serigne Magueye Gueye and Prof Jan Vermorken. 

The clinical oncology section represents an opportunity to share experiences and information among worldwide oncologists and to identify and develop diagnostic as well as therapeutic protocols, which are globally valid in the current global village. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: epidemiology, pathology and pathogenesis of cancers and clinical studies

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  1. Cytomegalovirus reactivation can be life threatening. However, little evidence on its incidence in solid cancers is available. Therefore our single center Cytomegalovirus polymerase chain reaction database wit...

    Authors: Konstantin Schlick, Michael Grundbichler, Jutta Auberger, Jan Marco Kern, Markus Hell, Florian Hohla, Georg Hopfinger and Richard Greil
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:45
  2. We previously conducted a population-based screening trial of high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing and conventional cytology, demonstrating higher sensitivity (92.7 % vs 22.1 % for CIN2+) but lower p...

    Authors: Marcela Lagos, Vanessa Van De Wyngard, Helena Poggi, Paz Cook, Paola Viviani, María Isabel Barriga, Martha Pruyas and Catterina Ferreccio
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:43
  3. The main objective of our study was to evaluate the colposcopist ability to correctly identify the worst area of a cervical lesion where biopsy should be performed; the secondary objective was to investigate t...

    Authors: Giuseppe Bifulco, Nicoletta De Rosa, Giada Lavitola, Roberto Piccoli, Alessandra Bertrando, Valentina Natella, Costantino Di Carlo, Luigi Insabato and Carmine Nappi
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:47
  4. Although the inclusion of the HPV vaccine has been registered in Spain since 2007, vaccination rates are lower than expected. The patients wish to be vaccinated is heavily influenced by information they have r...

    Authors: M. Reyes Oliver Pérez, Victoria Bravo Violeta, Ana Vazquez del Campo, Cristina Ruiz, Sonia Yáñez Castaño, Laura P. Pérez Conde and Jesús S. Jiménez López
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:41
  5. The association between HIV viremia and non-AIDS-defining cancers (NADCs) is not well characterized. Viremia may contribute directly or indirectly to cancer development and may have a differential impact on va...

    Authors: David J. Riedel, Anne F. Rositch and Robert R. Redfield
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:38
  6. Epidemiological studies have examined the association between human papillomavirus (HPV) and breast cancer, but the findings are inconclusive. This study aimed to detect the prevalence of HPV in breast cancer ...

    Authors: Yi Zhou, Jinyuan Li, Yuting Ji, Ming Ren, Bo Pang, Ming Chu and Lanlan Wei
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:36
  7. The role of Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV) infection in the etiology of non-melanoma skin cancers, other than Merkel cell carcinoma, is unclear. Previously, we reported a significant association between seropo...

    Authors: Shalaka S. Hampras, Angelika Michel, Markus Schmitt, Tim Waterboer, Lena Kranz, Tarik Gheit, Kate Fisher, Vernon K. Sondak, Jane Messina, Neil Fenske, Basil Cherpelis, Massimo Tommasino, Michael Pawlita and Dana E. Rollison
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:35
  8. The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence of HPV and EBV in oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in south-eastern Poland. The correlation between viral infection, OSCC, alcohol use, tobacco...

    Authors: Dorota Polz-Gruszka, Kamal Morshed, Agnieszka Stec and Małgorzata Polz-Dacewicz
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:37
  9. The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR), two low cost, routinely available inflammatory indices, have been found to be associated with risk of death in patients with sol...

    Authors: Elena Raffetti, Francesco Donato, Francesco Castelli, Franco Maggiolo, Giampiero Carosi and Eugenia Quiros-Roldan
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:34
  10. Viral infections and the burden of high-grade intraepithelial neoplasias (HIN) and invasive carcinomas (IC) associated to infections by human papillomavirus (HPV) types may be prevented by type-specific anti-H...

    Authors: Claudia Magaña-León, Cuauhtémoc Oros and Rubén López-Revilla
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:33

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:11

  11. Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is a common infection in children; however, the wide spectrum of its clinical picture may lead to delayed diagnosis. An unusual presentation of CSD includes in the differential diagno...

    Authors: Katarzyna Mazur-Melewska, Katarzyna Jończyk-Potoczna, Anna Mania, Paweł Kemnitz, Jarosław Szydłowski, Wojciech Służewski and Magdalena Figlerowicz
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:30
  12. Identification of different HPV subtypes in unidentified communities provides sufficient information for screening and monitoring potential impact of a vaccination program. Therefore, the aim of this study was...

    Authors: Hussain Gadelkarim Ahmed, Saleh Hussein Bensumaidea and Ibraheem M. Ashankyty
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:29
  13. A few viruses have been detected in prostate cancer, however their role in the development of this malignancy has not been determined. The aim of this study was to analyze the presence and functionality of hum...

    Authors: Hector Rodríguez, Jorge Levican, Juan P. Muñoz, Diego Carrillo, Mónica L. Acevedo, Aldo Gaggero, Oscar León, Tarik Gheit, Omar Espinoza-Navarro, Jorge Castillo, Iván Gallegos, Massimo Tommasino and Francisco Aguayo
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:27
  14. We aimed to clarify the possible role of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in the malignant transformation of sinonasal inverted papilloma (IP).

    Authors: Yukashi Yamashita, Masahiro Hasegawa, Zeyi Deng, Hiroyuki Maeda, Shunsuke Kondo, Asanori Kyuna, Sen Matayoshi, Shinya Agena, Takayuki Uehara, Hideaki Kouzaki, Takeshi Shimizu, Taro Ikegami, Akira Ganaha and Mikio Suzuki
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:23
  15. Human pancreatic cancer is currently one of the deadliest cancers with high mortality rate. It has been previously shown that (−)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the most abundant catechin found in green te...

    Authors: Sabrina Bimonte, Maddalena Leongito, Antonio Barbieri, Vitale Del Vecchio, Massimiliano Barbieri, Vittorio Albino, Mauro Piccirillo, Alfonso Amore, Raimondo Di Giacomo, Aurelio Nasto, Vincenza Granata, Antonella Petrillo, Claudio Arra and Francesco Izzo
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:22
  16. The prevalence of High-Risk Human papilloma virus (HR-HPV), a necessary cause of invasive cervical cancer (ICC) is relatively high in HIV infected women. Gaps exist in our knowledge of the optimal approaches f...

    Authors: Jonah Musa, Chad Achenbach, Babafemi Taiwo, Baiba Berzins, Olugbenga Silas, Patrick H Daru, Oche Agbaji, Godwin Imade, Atiene S Sagay, John A Idoko, Phyllis J Kanki and Robert L Murphy
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:36
  17. The exact worldwide incidence of Burkitt’s lymphoma is not known. There are three distinct clinical variants of Burkitt’s lymphoma, each manifesting differences in epidemiology, clinical presentation, morpholo...

    Authors: Giuseppe Pannone, Rosanna Zamparese, Mirella Pace, Maria Carmela Pedicillo, Simona Cagiano, Pasquale Somma, Maria Elena Errico, Vittoria Donofrio, Renato Franco, Annarosaria De Chiara, Gabriella Aquino, Paolo Bucci, Eduardo Bucci, Angela Santoro and Pantaleo Bufo
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:34
  18. Oncoviruses such as HPV, KSHV, and EBV have been reported in patients with HIV infection and AIDS. How oncovirus-associated cancers rise in AIDS patients has not been fully established. The purpose of our stud...

    Authors: Kenneth O Simbiri, Hem C Jha, Mukendi K Kayembe, Carrie Kovarik and Erle S Robertson
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:28
  19. The worldwide administration of bivalent and quadrivalent HPV vaccines has resulted in cross-protection against non-vaccine HPV types. Infection with multiple HPV types may offer similar cross-protection in th...

    Authors: Rafal S Sobota, Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Scott M Williams and Nicola M Zetola
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:26
  20. Infection with urinary schistosomiasis and its severity are oncogenic factors for developing carcinoma of the bladder, whether it is urothelial carcinoma (UC) of a transitional cell type (TCC) or non-urothelia...

    Authors: Mohamed Wishahi, Ahmed Zakarya, Olfat Hamamm, Mohamed Abdel-Rasol, Hisham Badawy, Hossam Elganzoury, Mohamed Ismail, Amr Elkhouly and Ahmed Meheina
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:21
  21. Case-controlled studies have clearly demonstrated a link between chronic hepatitis C infection (CHC) and B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). To our knowledge, this is the first case report of outcome in a patie...

    Authors: Stefan Christensen and Anton Gillessen
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:10
  22. Breast cancer is the commonest cancer in Sudanese women. Reported genetic alterations in the form of mutations in tumor suppressors are low in frequencies and could not explain the peculiarities of the disease...

    Authors: Zeinab A Yahia, Ameera AM Adam, Magdeldin Elgizouli, Ayman Hussein, Mai A Masri, Mayada Kamal, Hiba S Mohamed, Kamal Alzaki, Ahmed M Elhassan, Kamal Hamad and Muntaser E Ibrahim
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:9
  23. Squamous cell carcinoma of conjunctiva has increased tenfold in the era of HIV/AIDS. The disease pattern has also changed in Africa, affecting young persons, with peak age-specific incidence of 30-39 years, si...

    Authors: Anthony Mwololo, Joshua Nyagol, Emily Rogena, Willis Ochuk, Mary Kimani, Noel Onyango, Lorenzo Pacenti, Rosa Santopietro, Lorenzo Leoncini and Walter Mwanda
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:7
  24. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection is particularly burdensome for women infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which increases their risk of developing cervical lesions and cancer (CC). We conducted ...

    Authors: Sheila C Rocha-Brischiliari, Fabrícia Gimenes, André L P de Abreu, Mary M T Irie, Raquel P Souza, Rosangela G Santana, Angela A F Gravena, Maria D de B Carvalho, Marcia E L Consolaro and Sandra M Pelloso
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:6
  25. Colorectal cancers are the third most common type in the world. The causes of the disease are poorly understood, but since the discovery of Helicobacter pylori as a causative agent of gastric cancer, attention ha...

    Authors: Peter C Tyrer, Frank A Frizelle and Jacqueline I Keenan
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:2
  26. Akt, better known as protein kinase B (PKB), is a serine/threonine-specific protein kinase which acts as mediator via PI3K/Akt pathway in many biological processes like glucose metabolism, apoptosis, cell diff...

    Authors: Jaikrit Bhutani, Asfandyar Sheikh and Asfandyar Khan Niazi
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:49
  27. Children with Down syndrome (DS) are at high risk of infectious toxicity when treated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia chemotherapy protocols optimized in children without DS. Our objective was to determine i...

    Authors: Thai Hoa Tran, David Mitchell, David Dix, Sonia Cellot, Marie-Chantal Ethier, Biljana Gillmeister, Johann Hitzler, Victor Lewis, Rochelle Yanofsky, Donna L Johnston, Carol Portwine, Victoria Price, Shayna Zelcer, Mariana Silva, Bruno Michon, Lynette Bowes…
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:47
  28. Microsporidia are obligate intracellular opportunistic fungi that cause significant pathology in immunocompromised hosts. However, 11 percent of immunocompetent individuals in the general population are micros...

    Authors: Cory Ann Leonard, Maria Schell, Robert Vincent Schoborg and James Russell Hayman
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:43
  29. Among men in the U.S., prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death. Despite its prevalence, there are few established risk factors for prostate cancer. Some studies h...

    Authors: E Susan Amirian, Joseph F Petrosino, Nadim J Ajami, Yanhong Liu, Martha P Mims and Michael E Scheurer
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:42
  30. This is a summary of the 1st Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) Oncology Institute research grant writing workshop organized in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) ...

    Authors: Ann Moormann, Jodi Skiles, Emmanuel Koros, Fredrick Chite Asirwa, Naftali Busakhala and Patrick Loehrer
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:40

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