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  1. Content type: Research Article

    Whilst the imputed role of High Risk (HR) HPV infection in the development of cervical lesions and cancer has been established, the high number of HPV genotypes that Female Sex workers (FSW) harbour warrants ...

    Authors: Sonia Menon, Davy van den Broeck, Rodolfo Rossi, Emilomo Ogbe and Hillary Mabeya

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:2

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    There is substantial evidence that a virus homologous to mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) may have a role in human breast cancer. The present study indicates that those who developed breast cancer associated w...

    Authors: Teiko Nartey, Chiara M. Mazzanti, Stella Melana, Wendy K. Glenn, Generoso Bevilacqua, James F. Holland, Noel J. Whitaker, James S. Lawson and Beatriz G.T. Pogo

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:1

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:16

  3. Content type: Position Statement

    The African Organization for Research and training in Cancer (AORTIC) bases the following position statements on a critical appraisal of the state on cancer research and cancer care in Africa including informa...

    Authors: J. Olufemi Ogunbiyi, D. Cristina Stefan and Timothy R. Rebbeck

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:63

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Little is known about the epidemiological characteristics of papillomavirus (HPV) infection among North African countries. Herein, we conducted a molecular epidemiological study to investigate prevalence of HP...

    Authors: R. Ghedira, W. Mahfoudh, S. Hadhri, S. Gabbouj, I. Bouanene, H. Khairi, A. Chaieb, R. Khelifa, N. Bouaouina, S. Remadi, A. A. Elmi, D. Bansal, A. A. Sultan, R. Faleh, A. Zakhama, L. Chouchane…

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:61

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  5. Content type: Short Report

    Animal models of para-renal cancer can provide useful information for the evaluation of tumor response to loco-regional therapy experiments in solid tumors. The aim of our study was to establish a rabbit para-...

    Authors: Sabrina Bimonte, Maddalena Leongito, Mauro Piccirillo, Maria Luisa Tamma, Marianna Vallifuoco, Adele Bracco, Antonio Mancini, Daniele Di Napoli, Sigismondo Castaldo, Santolo Cozzolino, Francesca Iacobellis, Roberto Grassi, Vincenza Granata, Secondo Lastoria, Steven Curley and Francesco Izzo

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:62

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  6. Content type: Review

    Human Papillomavirus is the major etiological agent in the development of cervical cancer but not a sufficient cause. Despite significant research, the underlying mechanisms of progression from a low-grade squ...

    Authors: Rashmirani Senapati, Nihar Nalini Senapati and Bhagirathi Dwibedi

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:59

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Tanzania, like other low-income countries, has an increasing cancer burden that remains underestimated. Infection-associated malignancies, particularly HIV-infection, represent a great proportion of cancer bur...

    Authors: Julee A. Campbell, Amr S. Soliman, Crispin Kahesa, Sioban D. Harlow and Diwani Msemo

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:58

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  8. Content type: Review

    Ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, with only a minority of cases being resectable at the moment of their diagnosis. The accurate detection and characterization...

    Authors: Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Orlando Catalano, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelguidone, Mauro Piccirillo, Raffaele Palaia, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Granata, Francesco Izzo and Antonella Petrillo

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:57

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    More deaths occur in African women from invasive cervical cancer (ICC) than from any other malignancy. ICC is caused by infection with oncogenic types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Co-infection with the human...

    Authors: Aaron Ermel, Brahim Qadadri, Yan Tong, Omenge Orang’o, Benson Macharia, Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Nicola M. Zetola and Darron R. Brown

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:56

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is the most common cancer arising from the nasopharynx that varies significantly from other cancers of the head and neck in its occurrence, causes, clinical behavior, and treatme...

    Authors: Ali Edris, Mona Ali Mohamed, Nouh S. Mohamed and Emmanuel E. Siddig

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:55

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:60

  11. Content type: Research Article

    The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its association with hepatitis C (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections, FIB-4 index and liver enzymes was assessed in an area of the province of Naple...

    Authors: Mario Fusco, Pierluca Piselli, Saverio Virdone, Pietro Di Cicco, Paola Scognamiglio, Paolo De Paoli, Valerio Ciullo, Diana Verdirosi, Michele D’Orazio, Luigino Dal Maso, Enrico Girardi, Silvia Franceschi and Diego Serraino

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:54

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  12. Content type: Review

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major public health burden in Europe, causing an increasing level of liver-related morbidity and mortality, characterized by several regional variations in the genotypes ...

    Authors: Arnolfo Petruzziello, Samantha Marigliano, Giovanna Loquercio and Carmela Cacciapuoti

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:53

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  13. Content type: Review

    Anal cancer is uncommon neoplasm with an incidence of 2 new cases per 100,000 per year in the USA, accounting approximately 0.4 % of all tumors and 2.5 % of gastrointestinal malignancies. An early detection of...

    Authors: Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Alfonso Reginelli, Luca Roberto, Francesco Granata, Daniela Rega, Antonio Rotondo, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Izzo and Antonella Petrillo

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:52

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    Chronic Hepatitis B infection is a major health problem in Republic of Congo therefore molecular analysis of HBV strains is important to detect the patients at high risk of disease progression.

    Authors: Brunel Monic Angounda, Gildas Hoffman Ngouloubi, Amélia Bokilo Dzia, Luc Magloire Anicet Boumba, Warda Baha, Donatien Moukassa, Gabriel Ahombo, Moulay Mustapha Ennaji and Jean-Rosaire Ibara

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:51

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the causative agent of cervical cancer, which is the leading cancer-related cause of death for women in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2013, the Gabonese Ministry of Health and the Sy...

    Authors: Pamela Boundzanga Moussavou, Ismaël Hervé Koumakpayi, Andriniaina Andy Nkili-Meyong, Ingrid Labouba, Ulrich Bisvigou, Junie K. Chansi, Corinne Engohan-Aloghe, Frederic Dissanami, Nathalie Ambounda, Anne-Sophie Delannoy-Vieillard, Laure Diancourt, Dieudonne Nkoghe, Eric M. Leroy, Ernest Belembaogo and Nicolas Berthet

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:50

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    The human papilloma viruses (HPVs) are DNA viruses associated with benign and malignant lesions of skin and mucous membranes. The HPVs has been implicated as the cause of virtually all cervical cancers worldwi...

    Authors: Giuseppa Visalli, Monica Currò, Alessio Facciolà, Romana Riso, Placido Mondello, Pasqualina Laganà, Angela Di Pietro, Isa Picerno and Pasquale Spataro

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:48

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    HPV-16 modifies the overall survival (OS) of patients with oropharyngeal cancer (OPSCC). HPV-16 has been established as risk factor for OPSCC, but HPV-16 infection may also reside in the larynx and oral cavity...

    Authors: Bianca Rivera-Peña, Francisco J. Ruíz-Fullana, Germán L. Vélez-Reyes, Rosa J. Rodriguez-Benitez, María J. Marcos-Martínez, Juan Trinidad-Pinedo and Adriana Báez

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:47

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Most malignant lymphomas in HIV-patients are caused by reactivation of EBV-infection. Some lymphomas have a very rapid fulminant course. HHV-8 has also been reported to be a cause of lymphoma. The role of CMV ...

    Authors: Sven Grützmeier, Anna Porwit, Corinna Schmitt, Eric Sandström, Börje Åkerlund and Ingemar Ernberg

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:46

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    Each year approximately 6,000 new cases of head and neck cancer are registered in Poland. Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) have been associated with tumour formation. Cytokines have been...

    Authors: Małgorzata Polz-Dacewicz, Małgorzata Strycharz-Dudziak, Jakub Dworzański, Agnieszka Stec and Joanna Kocot

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:45

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    High risk (HR) human papilloma Virus (HPV) genotypes have been associated with cervical cancer. In Tanzania there is a limited data on the epidemiology of HPV and genotypes distribution among HIV infected wome...

    Authors: Fridolin Mujuni, Mariam M. Mirambo, Peter Rambau, Korn Klaus, Muller Andreas, Dismas Matovelo, Mtebe Majigo, Christa Kasang and Stephen E. Mshana

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:49

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    Persistent infection of high-risk human papillomaviruses 16 (HPV16) has been considered as the leading cause of cervical cancer. In this study we assessed HPV16 sequence variation and genetic diversity of HPV1...

    Authors: Hongchang He, Hongtao Li, Peiwen Fan, Junling Zhu, Zhenzhen Pan, Huan Pan, Dan Wu, Xianxian Ren, Xiaoqing Guo, Dongmei Li, Zemin Pan and Renfu Shao

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:44

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    Primary effusion lymphoma is a rare distinct large B-cell neoplasm that is associated with Kaposi’s sarcoma–associated herpesvirus (KSHV) infection. Over recent years, 9 KSHV-positive/Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-...

    Authors: Madori Osawa, Sohtaro Mine, Shinichiro Ota, Kengo Kato, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Makoto Kuroda, Michiyo Kataoka, Hitomi Fukumoto, Yuko Sato, Takayuki Kanno, Hideki Hasegawa, Keiji Ueda, Masashi Fukayama, Takuya Maeda, Soichiro Kanoh, Akihiko Kawana…

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:37

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  23. Content type: Research Article

    Preanalytical conditions determine the reliability and validity of bioassays. Therefore, the analytic performances of biological tests need to be determined when preanalytical steps differ from those recommend...

    Authors: David Guenat, Sophie Launay, Didier Riethmuller, Christiane Mougin and Jean-Luc Prétet

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:41

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  24. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  25. Content type: Research Article

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) X protein (HBx) reported to be associated with pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and miR-122 expression is down regulated in HCC. Previous studies reported miR-122 targets ...

    Authors: Manikankana Bandopadhyay, Neelakshi Sarkar, Sibnarayan Datta, Dipanwita Das, Ananya Pal, Rajesh Panigrahi, Arup Banerjee, Chinmay K. Panda, Chandrima Das, Shekhar Chakrabarti and Runu Chakravarty

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:40

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  26. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  27. Content type: Review

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most frequent cancer worldwide with high morbidity, mortality and increasing incidence. It is of note that the main curative therapies for HCC are hepatic resection ...

    Authors: Sabrina Bimonte, Maddalena Leongito, Mauro Piccirillo, Cristina de Angelis, Claudia Pivonello, Vincenza Granata and Francesco Izzo

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:38

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  28. Content type: Review

    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

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  29. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  30. Content type: Research Article

    Glioblastoma (GBM) is a fatal CNS malignancy, representing 50 % of all gliomas with approximately 12–18 months survival time after initial diagnosis. Recently, the human herpesvirus cytomegalovirus (CMV) has b...

    Authors: Cheng-Te Major Lin, Emily C. Leibovitch, M. Isabel Almira-Suarez and Steven Jacobson

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:32

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  31. Content type: Review

    The evolutionarily novel genes originated through different molecular mechanisms are expressed in tumors. Sometimes the expression of evolutionarily novel genes in tumors is highly specific. Moreover positive ...

    Authors: A. P. Kozlov

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:34

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  32. Content type: Research Article

    High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) has been suspected to play a role in the carcinogenesis of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). However, results from previous studies are conflicting. In most of these studies...

    Authors: Kasper Ingerslev, Estrid Hogdall, Wojciech Skovrider-Ruminski, Tine Henrichsen Schnack, Mona Aarenstrup Karlsen, Lotte Nedergaard, Claus Hogdall and Jan Blaakær

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:39

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  33. Content type: Research Article

    To assess the correlation of H. pylori infection with mitochondrial microsatellite instability (mtMSI) and IL-8 in gastric carcinogenesis.

    Authors: Xianlong Ling, Haoxiang Zhang, Caifei Shen, Wu Yan, Pu Wang, Ji Feng, Zhihong Peng, Guiyong Peng, Wensheng Chen and Dianchun Fang

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:30

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  34. Content type: Short Report

    We have previously reported the case of an immunocompetent female patient with a primary cutaneous CD30+ anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (PCALCL) located on her upper right eyelid characterized by the presence ...

    Authors: Elisabetta Caselli, Alessandro Borghi, Martina Maritati, Roberta Gafà, Giovanni Lanza, Dario Di Luca, Annarosa Virgili and Carlo Contini

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:31

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  35. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  36. Content type: Research Article

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has been consistently associated to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL); conversely, few studies have evaluated a comprehensive serological panel of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in NHL etiology.

    Authors: Martina Taborelli, Jerry Polesel, Maurizio Montella, Massimo Libra, Rosamaria Tedeschi, Monica Battiston, Michele Spina, Francesco Di Raimondo, Antonio Pinto, Anna Crispo, Maria Grimaldi, Silvia Franceschi, Luigino Dal Maso and Diego Serraino

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:27

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  37. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Sabina Davidsson, Paula Mölling, Jennifer R. Rider, Magnus Unemo, Mats G. Karlsson, Jessica Carlsson, Swen-Olof Andersson, Fredrik Elgh, Bo Söderquist and Ove Andrén

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:36

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    The original article was published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:26

  38. Content type: Research Article

    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in Western countries but the exact pathogenic mechanism of the disease is still largely unknown. An infectious etiology and infection-induced inflammation ha...

    Authors: Sabina Davidsson, Paula Mölling, Jennifer R. Rider, Magnus Unemo, Mats G. Karlsson, Jessica Carlsson, Swen-Olof Andersson, Fredrik Elgh, Bo Söderquist and Ove Andrén

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:26

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:36

  39. Content type: Short Report

    Intravesical instillation of bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) has been established as efficient therapy for superficial bladder carcinoma. Overall, intravesical BCG is well tolerated and results in complications ...

    Authors: C. Colomba, P. Di Carlo, G. Guadagnino, L. Siracusa, M. Trizzino, C. Gioè and A. Cascio

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:25

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  40. Content type: Review

    Chronic hepatitis C (HCV) is a common infection affecting 185 million people worldwide. The most common manifestation of chronic HCV is progressive liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, liver failure and hepatocellular c...

    Authors: Lydia Tang, Lauren Marcell and Shyam Kottilil

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:29

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  41. Content type: Research Article

    The association between high risk human papillomaviruses (HPV) and cervical cancer has been firmly established. HPV genome is present in nearly all cases of cervical cancer and detection of viral DNA could the...

    Authors: Marianna Tortora, Clorinda Annunziata, Giuseppina Liguori, Simona Losito, Gerardo Botti, Stefano Greggi, Luigi Buonaguro, Franco M. Buonaguro and Maria Lina Tornesello

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:22

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  42. Content type: Research Article

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) diverges geographically. The reliability of using p16INK4a expression as a marker of viral infection is controversial in HNS...

    Authors: Julio C. Betiol, Laura Sichero, Henrique O. de Olival Costa, Leandro L. de Matos, Maria A. Andreoli, Silvaneide Ferreira, Sheila F. Faraj, Evandro S. de Mello, João S. Sobrinho, Lenine G. Brandão, Claudio R. Cernea, Marco A. Kulcsar, Fabio R. Pinto, Antonio J. Gonçalves, Marcelo B. Menezes, Leonardo Silva…

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:20

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  43. Content type: Research Article

    Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a known causative factor in oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPC). In this prospective study, we sought to define the risk of HPV transmission between OPC patients and their s...

    Authors: Anne S. Tsao, Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou, Heather Lin, Ming Guo, J. Jack Lee, F. Christopher Holsinger, Waun Ki Hong and Erich M. Sturgis

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:21

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  44. Content type: Research Article

    This article evaluates a single institute’s radiotherapy management of OSSN, a previously regarded as rare malignancy, for possible future development of strategies to clearly define the role of adjuvant radio...

    Authors: Ntokozo Ndlovu, Sandra Ndarukwa, Webster Kadzatsa and Simbarashe Rusakaniko

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:18

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  45. Content type: Research Article

    p16INK4A expression has been used as a surrogate marker for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in cervical cancer and head and neck cancer. p53 has also been reported as a feasible marker to identify HPV-positi...

    Authors: Lianghai Wang, Jing Li, Jun Hou, Man Li, Xiaobin Cui, Shugang Li, Xiaodan Yu, Zhiyu Zhang, Weihua Liang, Jinfang Jiang, Lijuan Pang, Yunzhao Chen, Jin Zhao and Feng Li

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:19

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  46. Content type: Research Article

    HPV is the major etiological factor in the causal pathway for cervical cancer, which is the leading cancer among women in sub-Saharan Africa. HIV is associated with a higher prevalence and a broader range of h...

    Authors: Sonia Simone Menon, Rodolfo Rossi, Ronald Harebottle, Hillary Mabeya and Davy vanden Broeck

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:17

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  47. Content type: Research Article

    The association of human papillomavirus (HPV) types to neoplastic lesions increase as a function of their oncogenicity and the duration of the infection since lesion severity progresses from low-grade to high-...

    Authors: Raúl DelaRosa-Martínez, Mireya Sánchez-Garza and Rubén López-Revilla

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:16

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