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  1. 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
  2. Myc oncogenetic deregulation is abundantly described in several solid human cancer and lymphomas. Particularly, Burkitt's lymphoma belongs to the family of B Non Hodgkin aggressive lymphomas. Although it is morph...

    Authors: Gabriella Aquino, Laura Marra, Monica Cantile, Annarosaria De Chiara, Giuseppina Liguori, Maria Pia Curcio, Rocco Sabatino, Giuseppe Pannone, Antonio Pinto, Gerardo Botti and Renato Franco
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:37
  3. Survival rates for children diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma (BL) in Africa are far below those achieved in developed countries. Late stage of presentation contributes to poor prognosis, therefore this study in...

    Authors: Geoffrey C Buckle, Jennifer Pfau Collins, Peter Odada Sumba, Beccy Nakalema, Dorine Omenah, Kristine Stiffler, Corey Casper, Juliana A Otieno, Jackson Orem and Ann M Moormann
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:36
  4. First described in 1958 in Uganda, Burkitt lymphoma (BL) attracted interest worldwide following reports of its uneven geographic distribution and rapidly fatal clinical course. Both suggested infectious etiolo...

    Authors: Sam M Mbulaiteye
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:35
  5. Epstein Barr virus (EBV) is a gammaherpesvirus that is associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and endemic Burkitt lymphoma (eBL). EBV carries several latent genes that contribute to oncogenesis includi...

    Authors: Eric M Wohlford, Amolo S Asito, Kiprotich Chelimo, Peter O Sumba, Paul C Baresel, Rebecca A Oot, Ann M Moormann and Rosemary Rochford
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:34
  6. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the causative agent in cervical cancer and HPV genotypes 16 and 18 cause the majority of these cancers. Natural killer (NK) cells destroy virally infected and tumour cells via kil...

    Authors: Brian Brestovac, Michelle E Wong, Raymond Tjendera, Paul J Costantino, Cyril Mamotte and Campbell S Witt
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:33
  7. The most common cancer worldwide among women is breast cancer. The initiation, promotion, and progression of this cancer result from both internal and external factors. The International Agency for Research on...

    Authors: Kenneth Alibek, Ainur Kakpenova, Assel Mussabekova, Marzhan Sypabekova and Nargis Karatayeva
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:32
  8. Persistent infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) is a major risk factor for malignant lesions and cervical cancer. A widely studied element in the search for genetic factors influencing risk HPV ...

    Authors: Sofía Bernal-Silva, Julio Granados, Clara Gorodezky, Carmen Aláez, Hilario Flores-Aguilar, Ricardo M Cerda-Flores, Geraldina Guerrero-González, Lezmes D Valdez-Chapa, José Morales-Casas, Juan Francisco González-Guerrero and Hugo A Barrera-Saldaña
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:31
  9. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) accounts for 0.6% of all cancers worldwide with the highest prevalence in South East Asia, Southern China and Northern Africa but the disease is uncommon in Europe with an annual...

    Authors: Max Robinson, Yae-eun Suh, Vinidh Paleri, Debbie Devlin, Bushra Ayaz, Laura Pertl and Selvam Thavaraj
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:30
  10. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a distinct type of head and neck cancer which is consistently associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The C666-1 cell line is the only in vitro native EBV-infected NPC cell model ...

    Authors: Ken Kai-Yuen Tso, Kevin Yuk-Lap Yip, Cathy Ka-Yan Mak, Grace Tin-Yun Chung, Sau-Dan Lee, Siu-Tim Cheung, Ka-Fai To and Kwok-Wai Lo
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:29
  11. In HIV-1-infected patients a long lasting CD4+ cell decline influences the host-EBV balance and thereby increases the risk for EBV related malignancies. In spite of a world-wide access to combination antiretro...

    Authors: Anna Friis, Börje Åkerlund, Birger Christensson, Katarina Gyllensten, Anna Aleman, Jie-Zhi Zou and Ingemar Ernberg
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:28
  12. Although there is significant evidence of a cancer epidemic in Africa, there is limited awareness about cancer in most African countries. By partnering with international organizations and institutions such as...

    Authors: Folakemi T Odedina, Kwanele Asante-Shongwe, Emmanuel J Kandusi, Richard Segal, Shannon Pressey, R Renee Reams and Virgil H Simons
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8(Suppl 1):S8

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  13. In this paper, we present six case studies describing innovative cancer advocacy programs in Africa. For each case study, an example of an advocacy activity, list of factors contributing to the success of the ...

    Authors: Folakemi T Odedina and Belmira Rodrigues
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8(Suppl 1):S7

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  14. Oftentimes, cancer advocates in Africa look at the developed nations in North America and Europe for guidance on cancer advocacy. However, lessons learnt from developed nations do not necessarily apply to the ...

    Authors: Folakemi T Odedina, Belmira Rodrigues and Priya Raja
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8(Suppl 1):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  15. To address the need for a significant increase in cancer advocacy programs in Africa, the University of Florida (UF), the Prostate Net, and the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC)...

    Authors: R Renee Reams, Folakemi T Odedina and Shannon Pressey
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8(Suppl 1):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  16. In making an experience-based case for research advocacy in Africa and suggesting a framework for building it, this paper covers factors such as basic tenets of patient advocacy, key components and urgent need...

    Authors: Mary J Scroggins
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8(Suppl 1):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  17. Of all the different types of advocacy, Community Outreach Advocacy (COA) is the best methodology. This methodology is the prolegomena to the achievement of all other advocacies including political, fundraisin...

    Authors: Emmanuel J Kandusi
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8(Suppl 1):S3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  18. The burden of cancer is climbing in all of Africa, yet the continent’s healthcare and political systems have not prioritized cancer control and treatment-care. Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to have a greater...

    Authors: Kwanele Asante-Shongwe
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  19. The quadrivalent HPV vaccine is highly effective in primary prevention of anogenital warts (AGWs). However, there is lack of systematic review in the literature of the epidemiology of AGWs in Sub Saharan Afric...

    Authors: Cecily Banura, Florence M Mirembe, Jackson Orem, Anthony K Mbonye, Simon Kasasa and Edward K Mbidde
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:27
  20. Certain types of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) are sexually transmitted and highly associated with development of cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer but the distribution of HPV infection in the North, par...

    Authors: Ying Jiang, Paul Brassard, Alberto Severini, Yang Mao, Y Anita Li, Julie Laroche, Susan Chatwood, Andre Corriveau, Kami Kandola, Brendan Hanley, Isaac Sobol, Muna Ar-Rushdi, Gordon Johnson, Jane Lo, Sam Ratnam, Tom Wong…
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:25
  21. The present study was designed to determine the possible impact of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection on the expression of telomerase (TERT), retinoblastoma (RB1), E2F3, TP53, CDKN1A (p21) and fibroblast growth...

    Authors: Kamel Z Hemmaid, Amira Awadalla, Essam Elsawy, Abdel-aziz M Hussein, Azza Abdel-aziz, Ahmed A Shokeir, Ahmed S El-Hefnawy and Hassan Abol-enein
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:24
  22. Bcr-Abl plays a central role in the development of chromosome positive leukaemia. Chronic Myeloid leukaemia occurs due to increase proliferation and resistance to apoptosis by Bcr-Abl positive cells. Imatinib ...

    Authors: Anum Mughal, Hafiz Muhammad Aslam, Aga Muhammad Hammad Khan, Shafaq Saleem, Ribak Umah and Maria Saleem
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:23
  23. Cervical cancer is the greater cause of cancer death in women in many developing countries. Persistent infection with human papilloma virus (HPV), primarily high risk types 16 and 18, is recognized as a causal...

    Authors: Mohammadreza Haghshenas, Tahereh Golini-moghaddam, Alireza Rafiei, Omid Emadeian, Ahmad Shykhpour and G Hossein Ashrafi
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:20
  24. Worldwide, cancers of the urinary bladder are well known to be associated with environmental chemical carcinogens such as smoking and occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. These cancers ar...

    Authors: Peter Fabian Rambau, Philipo L Chalya and Kahima Jackson
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:19
  25. In HIV-infected populations in developed countries, the most recent published cancer incidence trend analyses are only updated through 2008. We assessed changes in the distribution of cancer types and incidenc...

    Authors: Elizabeth L Yanik, Kristen Tamburro, Joseph J Eron, Blossom Damania, Sonia Napravnik and Dirk P Dittmer
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:18
  26. Lung cancer is an important etiology of malignant mortality worldwide with global statistics indicating over 1 million deaths annually. Although there have been advances in cytotoxic chemotherapy, the prognosi...

    Authors: Syed Hassan Abbas Naqvi, Syed Hassan Shiraz Naqvi, Muhammad Yasin Bandukda and Syed Mumtaz Ali Naqvi
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:17
  27. Exploring the presence and role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in head and neck cancer (HNC) is a necessary step to evaluate the potential impact of HPV prophylactic vaccines.

    Authors: Cathy Ndiaye, Laia Alemany, Yankhoba Diop, Nafissatou Ndiaye, Marie-Joseph Diémé, Sara Tous, Jo Ellen Klaustermeier, Maria Alejo, Xavier Castellsagué, F Xavier Bosch, Helen Trottier and Silvia de Sanjosé
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:14
  28. c-Met is a receptor tyrosine kinase that encodes protein such as hepatocyte growth factor receptor (HGFR). Inappropriate activity of c-Met can cause wide variety of carcinomas. c-Met inhibitor are relatively n...

    Authors: Anum Mughal, Hafiz Muhammad Aslam, Asfandyar Sheikh, Agha Muhammad Hammad Khan and Shafaq Saleem
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:13
  29. It has been hypothesized that human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) may be associated with breast cancer progression. However, the role of HCMV infection in breast cancer remains controversial. We aimed to assess wheth...

    Authors: Dolores Utrera-Barillas, Hilda-Alicia Valdez-Salazar, David Gómez-Rangel, Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero, Penélope Aguilera, Alejandro Gómez-Delgado and Martha-Eugenia Ruiz-Tachiquin
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:12
  30. The purpose of this study was to determine if any relationship exists between expression of COX2 and iNOS markers and urinary schistosomiasis in bladder cancers.

    Authors: Hassan Elsiddig Hassan, Ahmed Abdel Badie Mohamed, Amel Omer Bakhiet and Hussain Gadelkarim Ahmed
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:9
  31. The obligate intracellular protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii infects humans and other warm-blooded animals and establishes a chronic infection in the central nervous system after invasion. Studies showing a po...

    Authors: Sivasakthivel Thirugnanam, Namita Rout and Munirathinam Gnanasekar
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:8
  32. The rationale behind current worldwide human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programs starts from two basic premises, 1) that HPV vaccines will prevent cervical cancers and save lives and, 2) have no risk of...

    Authors: Lucija Tomljenovic, Judy Wilyman, Eva Vanamee, Toni Bark and Christopher A Shaw
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:6
  33. Only a small portion of HPV 16 infections persist and can lead to cervical intraepithelial lesions and cancer. Factors that favour HPV persistence versus clearance are still poorly understood, but several stud...

    Authors: Iris Cornet, Tarik Gheit, Gary M Clifford, Jean-Damien Combes, Véronique Dalstein, Silvia Franceschi, Massimo Tommasino and Christine Clavel
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:4
  34. Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) seropositivity is associated with sexual, environmental, and socioeconomic exposures. Whether these characteristics are independent risk factors is uncertain becaus...

    Authors: Joanne T Chang, Fatma M Shebl, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Benon Biryahwaho, Barry I Graubard and Sam M Mbulaiteye
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:3
  35. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection accounts for about 40-50% of all cases of penile carcinoma suggesting that other factors, including host genetic status, are involved in neoplastic transformation. In this ...

    Authors: Clorinda Annunziata, Luigi Buonaguro, Simona Losito, Franco M Buonaguro and Maria Lina Tornesello
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:2
  36. Bovine papillomaviruses (BPVs) are oncogenic DNA viruses, which mainly induce benign lesions of cutaneous and/or mucosal epithelia in cattle. Thirteen (BPV 1–13) different viral genotypes have been characteriz...

    Authors: Annunziata Corteggio, Gennaro Altamura, Franco Roperto and Giuseppe Borzacchiello
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013 8:1
  37. Information on human papillomavirus (HPV) type distribution is necessary to evaluate the potential impact of current and future HPV vaccines. We estimated the relative contribution (RC) to invasive cervical ca...

    Authors: Beatriz Serrano, Laia Alemany, Sara Tous, Laia Bruni, Gary M Clifford, Thomas Weiss, Francesc Xavier Bosch and Silvia de Sanjosé
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2012 7:38
  38. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a major leading cause of Human Cancer. Through the HPV Prevention series we would like to highlight the quality and the breadth of the research being carried out on the Control a...

    Authors: Silvia de Sanjosé
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2012 7:37
  39. Since the late 1990s, infectious agents have been thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of approximately 15% of cancers. It is now widely accepted that infection of stomach tissue with the bacteria Helicobac...

    Authors: Kenneth Alibek, Nargis Karatayeva and Ildar Bekniyazov
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2012 7:35
  40. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in cervical epithelium has been identified as the main etiological factor in the developing of Cervical Cancer (CC), which has recently become a public health problem in Mexico. This...

    Authors: Raúl Peralta-Rodríguez, Pablo Romero-Morelos, Vanessa Villegas-Ruíz, Mónica Mendoza-Rodríguez, Keiko Taniguchi-Ponciano, Beatriz González-Yebra, Daniel Marrero-Rodríguez and Mauricio Salcedo
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2012 7:34

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