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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Content type: Research Article

    Organized cervical cancer screening services are presently lacking in Nigeria contributing to late presentation and diagnosis of invasive cervical cancer cases (ICCs) at advanced stages in most gynecologic uni...

    Authors: Jonah Musa, Joseph Nankat, Chad J. Achenbach, Iornum H. Shambe, Babafemi O. Taiwo, Barnabas Mandong, Patrick H. Daru, Robert L. Murphy and Atiene S. Sagay

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:15

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  29. Content type: Research Article

    Most women in developing countries have never attended cervical screening programmes and often little information exists on type-specific human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence among these populations. Self-sam...

    Authors: Pierre Vassilakos, Rosa Catarino, Stephanie Bougel, Maria Munoz, Caroline Benski, Ulrike Meyer-Hamme, Jeromine Jinoro, Josea Lea Heriniainasolo and Patrick Petignat

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:13

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  30. Content type: Short Report

    We earlier proposed a genetic model for gallbladder carcinogenesis and its dissemination cascade. However, the association of gallbladder cancer and ‘inflammatory stimulus’ to drive the initial cascade in the ...

    Authors: Prajish Iyer, Savio George Barreto, Bikram Sahoo, Pratik Chandrani, Mukta R. Ramadwar, Shailesh V. Shrikhande and Amit Dutt

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:12

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  31. Content type: Research Article

    Insulin resistance is considered to be an important factor in the progression of fibrosis and the enhancement of the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) for chronic hepatitis C patients. The aim of this stu...

    Authors: Takeo Hayashi, Eiichi Ogawa, Norihiro Furusyo, Masayuki Murata and Jun Hayashi

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:9

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  32. Content type: Research Article

    The association of human papillomavirus (HPV) with cervical cancer is well established.

    Authors: Mohamed A. Youssef, Lobna Abdelsalam, Reem Abdelhameed Harfoush, Iman Mamdouh Talaat, Eman Elkattan, Abeer Mohey, Rana M. A. Abdella, Marwa Salah Farhan, Hany Ahmed Foad, Abeer Mostafa Elsayed, Naglaa A. Elkinaai, Doaa Ghaith, Mohamed Elsayed Rashed, Mohamed Abd-El Ghafar, Yasser Khamis and Ahmed N. Hosni

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:6

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  33. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editors of Infectious Agents and Cancer would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed their time and expertise to the journal in Volume 10 (2015).

    Authors: Franco M. Buonaguro, Sam M. Mbulaiteye and Maria Lina Tornesello

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:10

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  34. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  35. Content type: Short Report

    We present here a case of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome associated with Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS-IRIS) developed in an AIDS patient two months after initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Baseli...

    Authors: Anna Maria Cattelan, Adriana Mattiolo, Angela Grassi, Maria Assunta Piano, Lolita Sasset, Marco Trevenzoli, Paola Zanovello and Maria Luisa Calabrò

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:5

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  36. Content type: Research Article

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infections have been shown to be a necessary risk factor for the development of cervical cancer. However, HPV genotype distribution varies geographically, both in type and relative p...

    Authors: A. K. Awua, S. T. Sackey, Y. D. Osei, R. H. Asmah and E. K. Wiredu

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:4

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  37. Content type: Research Article

    Mounting evidence suggests a causal relationship between specific bacterial infections and the development of certain malignancies. However, the possible role of the keystone periodontal pathogen, Porphyromonas g...

    Authors: Shegan Gao, Shuoguo Li, Zhikun Ma, Shuo Liang, Tanyou Shan, Mengxi Zhang, Xiaojuan Zhu, Pengfei Zhang, Gang Liu, Fuyou Zhou, Xiang Yuan, Ruinuo Jia, Jan Potempa, David A. Scott, Richard J. Lamont, Huizhi Wang…

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:3

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  38. Content type: Research Article

    Cervical cancer is one of the most common tumors affecting women with a disproportionate mortality occurring in developing countries. Despite the high prevalence of cervical cancer and cervical neoplasia in Ga...

    Authors: Samira Zoa Assoumou, Angelique Ndjoyi Mbiguino, Barthelemy Mabika Mabika, Sidonie Nguizi Ogoula, Mohammed El Mzibri, Abdelkrim Khattabi and My Mustapha Ennaji

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:2

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  39. Content type: Research Article

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is well known pathogen that can cause benign and malignant tumors in humans, yet there is very little information regarding HPV types prevalent in Pakistan.

    Authors: Abdullah Abdullah, Muhammad Qasim, Muhammad Shafiq, Muhammad Ijaz, Shamsa Parveen, Shahnaz Murtaza, Qamar Javed, Salman Akbar Malik, Shahida Husain Tarar, Sajid Mehmood, Abdul Sami, Syed Muhammad Saqlan Naqvi and Muhammad Zeeshan Hyder

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:1

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  40. Content type: Meeting Report

    According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will increase globally, with the largest increase being on the African continent. On our continent, projections ha...

    Authors: D. C. Stefan, N. Masalu, L. Ngendahayo, D. Amadori, M. Botteghi, M. Mendy, N. A. Othieno-Aabinya, T. Ngoma, F. Asirwa, O. Balogun, W. Ngwa, E. Vuhahula and A Adesina

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:48

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  41. Content type: Research Article

    Simple epithelial keratins appear early during embryonic development and are expressed in non-stratified, ductal and pseudo-stratified epithelial tissues. CK19, the lowest molecular weight keratin, is also exp...

    Authors: Angela Santoro, Giuseppe Pannone, Rossella Ninivaggi, Massimo Petruzzi, Andrea Santarelli, Giuseppe Maria Russo, Silvia Lepore, Michele Pietrafesa, Ilaria Laurenzana, Rosalia Leonardi, Paolo Bucci, Maria Iole Natalicchio, Alberta Lucchese, Silvana Papagerakis and Pantaleo Bufo

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:46

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  42. Content type: Research Article

    Data on Human PapillomaVirus (HPV) infection are scarce in Morocco. The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of HPV and cervical cytology abnormalities in women from the Souss area, Morocco.

    Authors: Essaada Belglaiaa, Hicham Elannaz, Bouchra Mouaouya, Mohamed Aksim, Mariette Mercier, Jean-Luc Prétet, Said Chouham and Christiane Mougin

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:44

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  43. Content type: Short Report

    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

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  44. Content type: Research Article

    The aberrant expression of miR-23b is involved in the development and progression of cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential role of methylation in the silencing of miR-23b in cervical canc...

    Authors: Gabriela Elizabeth Campos-Viguri, Hilda Jiménez-Wences, Oscar Peralta-Zaragoza, Gricenda Torres-Altamirano, Diana Guillermina Soto-Flores, Daniel Hernández-Sotelo, Luz Del Carmen Alarcón-Romero, Marco Antonio Jiménez-López, Berenice Illades-Aguiar and Gloria Fernández-Tilapa

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:42

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