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  1. Virtually all cases of cervical cancer are caused by persistent infections with a restricted set of human papillomaviruses (HPV). Some HPV types, like HPV16 and HPV18, are clear and powerful carcinogens. Howev...

    Authors: Mark Schiffman, Gary Clifford and Franco M Buonaguro

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4:8

    Content type: Review

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  2. A possible association between human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection and colorectal cancer progression has been inferred by the identification in tumour tissues of HCMV antigens and specific viral DNA or RNA ...

    Authors: Cecilia Bender, Donato Zipeto, Carlo Bidoia, Silvia Costantini, Alberto Zamò, Fabio Menestrina and Umberto Bertazzoni

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4:6

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Correction to Morelli G, Perrella A, Sbreglia C, Bellopede P, Riccio V, Perrella O: Antiviral therapy in acute viral hepatitis B: why and when. Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009, 4:2.

    Authors: Giuseppe Morelli, Alessandro Perrella, Costanza Sbreglia, Pasquale Bellopede, Vincenzo Riccio, Antonio Monaco and Oreste Perrella

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4:5

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4:2

  4. In San Luis Potosí City cervical infection by human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) associated to dysplastic lesions is more prevalent in younger women. In this work HPV16 subtypes and variants associated to lo...

    Authors: Rubén López-Revilla, Marco A Pineda, Julio Ortiz-Valdez, Mireya Sánchez-Garza and Lina Riego

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4:3

    Content type: Research article

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  5. It has been noted that the African American population in the U.S. bears disproportionately higher cancer morbidity and mortality rates than any racial and ethnic group for most major cancers. Many studies als...

    Authors: Natalie Thurman, Camille Ragin, Dwight E Heron, Renae J Alford, Cecile Andraos-Selim, Cornelius Bondzi, Jamila A Butcher, Jamison C Coleman, Charity Glass, Barbara Klewien, Aerie T Minor, Diana J Williams and Emanuela Taioli

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S15

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  6. Authors: Nathan S Consedine, Brenda A Adjei, David Horton, Andrew K Joe, Luisa N Borrell, Paul Michael Ramirez, Tracey Ungar, James M McKiernan, Judith S Jacobson, Carol Magai and Alfred I Neugut

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S14

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  7. The leptin receptor gene (LEPR) polymorphism Q223R is one of the most common in the general population, and is thought to be associated with an impaired signaling capacity of the leptin receptor and with higher m...

    Authors: Camille C Ragin, Cher Dallal, Michael Okobia, Francesmary Modugno, Jiangying Chen, Seymour Garte and Emanuela Taioli

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S13

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  8. Cytochrome P450 1B1 (CYP1B1) is active in the metabolism of estrogens to reactive catechols and of different procarcinogens. Several studies have investigated the relationship between genetic polymorphisms of CYP...

    Authors: Michael N Okobia, Clareann H Bunker, Seymour J Garte, Joseph M Zmuda, Emmanuel R Ezeome, Stanley NC Anyanwu, Emmanuel EO Uche, Usifo Osime, Joseph Ojukwu, Lewis H Kuller, Robert E Ferrell and Emanuela Taioli

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S12

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  9. Vaccines, that target human papillomavirus (HPV) high risk genotypes 16 and 18, have recently been developed. This study was aimed at determining genotypes commonly found in high-risk and multiple-HPV infectio...

    Authors: Angela Watt, David Garwood, Maria Jackson, Novie Younger, Camille Ragin, Monica Smikle, Horace Fletcher and Norma McFarlane-Anderson

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S11

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  10. The United States (US) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine with the purpose of reducing the risk of cervical cancers caused by HPV 16 and HPV 18. It is impor...

    Authors: Camille C Ragin, Robert P Edwards, Jade Jones, Natalie E Thurman, Kourtney L Hagan, Erin A Jones, Cierra M Moss, Ar'Lena C Smith, Aletha Akers, Susanne M Gollin, Dwight E Heron, Cecile Andraos-Selim, Cornelius Bondzi, Linda Robertson and Emanuela Taioli

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S10

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  11. Disparities in cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates exist among women of African ancestry (African-American, African-Caribbean and African). Persistent cervical infection with Human papillomavirus (HP...

    Authors: Camille C Ragin, Angela Watt, Nina Markovic, Clareann H Bunker, Robert P Edwards, Stacy Eckstein, Horace Fletcher, David Garwood, Susanne M Gollin, Maria Jackson, Alan L Patrick, M Smikle, Emanuela Taioli, Victor W Wheeler, Jacque B Wilson, N Younger…

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S9

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  12. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the major etiologic agent in the development of cervical cancer and its natural history of infection is altered in persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...

    Authors: Dionne N Dames, Camille Ragin, Andrea Griffith-Bowe, Perry Gomez and Raleigh Butler

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S8

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  13. The Cancer Registry of Guyana, a population-based registry was established in 2000. Over the past eight years, data has been collected from the national referral hospital and other public and private instituti...

    Authors: Wallis S Best Plummer, Premini Persaud and Penelope J Layne

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S7

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  14. Morbidity and mortality data highlight prostate cancer as the most commonly diagnosed neoplasm in Jamaican males. This report examines the association between dietary patterns and risk of prostate cancer in Ja...

    Authors: Maria Jackson, Susan Walker, Candace Simpson, Norma McFarlane-Anderson and Franklyn Bennett

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S5

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  15. African American Men are 65% more likely to develop prostate cancer and are twice as likely to die of prostate cancer, than are Caucasian American Males. The explanation for this glaring health disparity is st...

    Authors: R Renee Reams, Deepak Agrawal, Melissa B Davis, Sean Yoder, Folakemi T Odedina, Nagi Kumar, Joseph M Higginbotham, Titilola Akinremi, Sandra Suther and Karam FA Soliman

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S3

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  16. African American men have the highest prostate cancer morbidity and mortality rates than any other racial or ethnic group in the US. Although the overall incidence of and mortality from prostate cancer has bee...

    Authors: Folakemi T Odedina, Titilola O Akinremi, Frank Chinegwundoh, Robin Roberts, Daohai Yu, R Renee Reams, Matthew L Freedman, Brian Rivers, B Lee Green and Nagi Kumar

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S2

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  17. Acute viral hepatitis B is cleared in more than 95% of patients, while the remainder ones may develop either chronic HBV infection or, rarely, fulminant hepatitis.

    Authors: Giuseppe Morelli, Alessandro Perrella, Costanza Sbreglia, Pasquale Bellopede, Vincenzo Riccio and Oreste Perrella

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4:2

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  18. Primary lymphoma of the adrenal gland is a rare and highly aggressive disease, with only a few reports in the literature. The pathogenesis is unknown, but detection of Epstein Barr virus (EBV) genome sequences...

    Authors: Luisa Barzon, Marta Trevisan, Filippo Marino, Vincenza Guzzardo and Giorgio Palù

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4:1

    Content type: Short report

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  19. The continuous identification of HIV-1 non-B subtypes and recombinant forms in Italy indicates the need of constant molecular epidemiology survey of genetic forms circulating and transmitted in the resident po...

    Authors: Luigi Buonaguro, Annacarmen Petrizzo, Maria Tagliamonte, Francesca Vitone, Maria Carla Re, Elisabetta Pilotti, Claudio Casoli, Costanza Sbreglia, Oreste Perrella, Maria Lina Tornesello and Franco M Buonaguro

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:13

    Content type: Research article

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  20. We investigated the role of infection with genital and cutaneous human papillomavirus types (HPV) in the aetiology of ocular surface squamous neoplasia (which includes both conjunctival intraepithelial neoplas...

    Authors: Maurits NC de Koning, Keith Waddell, Joseph Magyezi, Karin Purdie, Charlotte Proby, Catherine Harwood, Sebastian Lucas, Robert Downing, Wim GV Quint and Robert Newton

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:12

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The binding of Abs to the CD4-binding site (CD4bs) of HIV-1 envelope gp120 has been shown to obstruct the processing and generation of helper epitopes from this antigen, resulting in poor presentation of vario...

    Authors: Maria Luisa Visciano, Michael Tuen, Pei-de Chen and Catarina E Hioe

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:11

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The association of the human herpesvirus-8/Kaposi's sarcoma (KS)-associated herpesvirus (HHV-8/KSHV) serology with various malignancies in Tanzania is not currently well established while previous studies were...

    Authors: Amos R Mwakigonja, Pawan Pyakurel, Parviz Kokhaei, Fatemeh Pak, Leonard K Lema, Ephata E Kaaya and Peter Biberfeld

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:10

    Content type: Research article

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  23. At present, seroreactivity is not a valuable parameter for diagnosis of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection but, it is potentially valuable as marker of viral exposure in elucidating the natural history of th...

    Authors: Colomba Giorgi, Paola Di Bonito, Felicia Grasso, Stefania Mochi, Luisa Accardi, Maria Gabriella Donà, Margherita Branca, Silvano Costa, Luciano Mariani, Alberto Agarossi, Marco Ciotti and Kari Syrjänen

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:9

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The raw incidence of cancer of the uterine cervix is Spain is 7,8 per 100.000 inhabitants (adjusted incidence is 5.6). The incidence of this tumor is still low, but a steady increase has been seen, probably re...

    Authors: Milagros Bernal, Isabel Burillo, Jose I Mayordomo, Manuel Moros, Rafael Benito and Joaquina Gil

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:8

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Human papillomavirus detection is very important for the evaluation of prevention strategies in cervical cancer. In the Azorean population, the virus prevalence has never been studied, and there is no data ava...

    Authors: Isa Dutra, Margarida R Santos, Marta Soares, Ana R Couto, Maria Bruges-Armas, Fernando Teixeira, Luísa Monjardino, Shirley Hodgson and Jácome Bruges-Armas

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:6

    Content type: Research article

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  26. To evaluate the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) types, and risk factors for HPV positivity across cervix, vagina and anus, we conducted a study among 138 women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

    Authors: Maria Alice G Gonçalves, Giorgia Randi, Annie Arslan, Luisa L Villa, Marcelo N Burattini, Silvia Franceschi, Eduardo Antonio Donadi and Eduardo Massad

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:5

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Prevalence of high risk (HR) human papillomavirus (HPV) types in the states of San Luis Potosí (SLP) and Guanajuato (Gto), Mexico, was determined by restriction fragment length-polymorphism (RFLP) analysis on ...

    Authors: Rubén López-Revilla, Luz A Martínez-Contreras and Mireya Sánchez-Garza

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:3

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The diagnosis of late onset breast cancer in a father, mother, and daughter living in the same house for decades suggested the possibility of an environmental agent as a common etiological factor. Both molecul...

    Authors: Polly R Etkind, Alexandre FR Stewart and Peter H Wiernik

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:2

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The rapid and accurate detection and identification of the new subtype of the pathogens is crucial for diagnosis, treatment and control of the contagious disease outbreak. Here, in this study, an approach to d...

    Authors: Da-Zhi Jin, Xiao-Jing Xu, Su-Hong Chen, Si-Yuan Wen, Xue-En Ma, Zheng Zhang, Feng Lin and Sheng-Qi Wang

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:23

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Cryptosporidiosis represents a major public health problem. This infection has been reported worldwide as a frequent cause of diarrhoea. Particularly, it remains a clinically significant opportunistic infectio...

    Authors: Gabriela Certad, Tramy Ngouanesavanh, Karine Guyot, Nausicaa Gantois, Thierry Chassat, Anthony Mouray, Laurence Fleurisse, Anthony Pinon, Jean-Charles Cailliez, Eduardo Dei-Cas and Colette Creusy

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:22

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been confirmed as the primary etiological factor that transforms cervical epithelia into cancer. The presence of HPV in oral cancers suggests that HPV may play a similar role in ...

    Authors: Nicole Reddout, Todd Christensen, Anthony Bunnell, Dayne Jensen, Devin Johnson, Susan O'Malley and Karl Kingsley

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:21

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are hypothesized to play a role in the development of prostate cancer, perhaps due to inflammation-induced oncogenesis. We assessed in a nationally representative populat...

    Authors: David M Werny, Mona Saraiya, Xiao Chen and Elizabeth A Platz

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:19

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Poly(ADP-ribosylation) is a post-translational modification of nuclear proteins involved in several cellular events as well as in processes that characterize the infective cycle of some viruses. In the present...

    Authors: Stefania Mattiussi, Italo Tempera, Giulia Matusali, Giulia Mearini, Luisa Lenti, Silvia Fratarcangeli, Luciana Mosca, Maria D'Erme and Elena Mattia

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:18

    Content type: Research article

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  34. This is a short summary of a meeting of the "African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium", jointly organized by the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Epidemiology and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institut...

    Authors: Camille C Ragin, Emanuela Taioli, Norma McFarlane-Anderson, Gordon Avery, Franklyn Bennett, Adelia Bovell-Benjamin, Angela Brown Thompson, Agatha Carrington, Lydia Campbell-Everett, Jacqueline Ford, Anselm Hennis, Maria Jackson, Sandra Lake, M Cristina Leske, Carol Magai, Barbara Nemesure…

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:17

    Content type: Meeting report

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  35. Cervical carcinoma (CC) is a leading cause of death among women worldwide. Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a major etiological factor in CC and HPV 16 is the more frequent viral type present. Our aim was to cha...

    Authors: Carlos Pérez-Plasencia, Guelaguetza Vázquez-Ortiz, Ricardo López-Romero, Patricia Piña-Sanchez, José Moreno and Mauricio Salcedo

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:16

    Content type: Research article

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  36. We describe type-specific progression, regression and persistence of incident human papillomavirus (HPV)-6-11-16 and -18 infections, along with type distribution in cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN) le...

    Authors: Ralph P Insinga, Erik J Dasbach, Elamin H Elbasha, Kai-Li Liaw and Eliav Barr

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:15

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) regulatory protein, Nef, is an attractive vaccine target because it is involved in viral pathogenesis, is expressed early in the viral life cycle and harbors man...

    Authors: Andreas Bråve, Lindvi Gudmundsdotter, Georg Gasteiger, Kristian Hallermalm, Wolfgang Kastenmuller, Erik Rollman, Andreas Boberg, Gunnel Engström, Sven Reiland, Antonio Cosma, Ingo Drexler, Jorma Hinkula, Britta Wahren and Volker Erfle

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:14

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Simian virus 40 (SV40) is a monkey virus that was administered to human populations by contaminated vaccines which were produced in SV40 naturally infected monkey cells.

    Authors: Fernanda Martini, Alfredo Corallini, Veronica Balatti, Silvia Sabbioni, Cecilia Pancaldi and Mauro Tognon

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:13

    Content type: Review

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  39. Data from Egyptian studies provide widely varying estimates on the prevalence of pre-malignant and malignant cervical abnormalities and human papilloma virus (HPVs) infection. To define the prevalence and risk...

    Authors: Howayda S Abd El All, Amany Refaat and Khadiga Dandash

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:12

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Human papillomavirus (HPV) genotyping is important for following up patients with persistent HPV infection and for evaluation of prevention strategy for the individual patients to be immunized with type-specif...

    Authors: Sin Hang Lee, Veronica S Vigliotti, Jessica S Vigliotti and Suri Pappu

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:11

    Content type: Methodology

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