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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  21. Content type: Commentary

    Head and neck squamous cell cancers are among the most aggressive. Their incidence and mortality rates are relatively lower in Middle Africa than worldwide, but in Gabon, these rates tend to be 2–3 fold higher...

    Authors: Ingrid Labouba, Chloé Bertolus, Hervé I. Koumakpayi, Ernest Belembaogo, Jérôme Miloundja and Nicolas Berthet

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:40

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:8

  22. Content type: Short Report

    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

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  23. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  24. Content type: Short Report

    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

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  25. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  26. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  27. Content type: Research Article

    Sub-Saharan countries including Nigeria have the highest burden of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection in the world. Most studies on HPV surveillance in Nigeria were done in the southern part of the country. ...

    Authors: Mohammed Mohammed Manga, Adeola Fowotade, Yusuf Mohammed Abdullahi, Aliyu Usman El-nafaty, Danladi Bojude Adamu, Hamidu Umar Pindiga, Rasheed Ajani Bakare and Abimbola Olu Osoba

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:39

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  28. Content type: Research Article

    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

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

  29. Content type: Research Article

    Prostate cancer causes the highest number of cancer-related deaths in Jamaican men. It is not known whether rural-dwelling men present with worse disease than urban-dwelling men at initial presentation. Since ...

    Authors: William D. Aiken, Kieron S. Jones, Camille Ragin and Kenneth James

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:32

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  30. Content type: Research Article

    Previous investigations on the association of human papillomavirus (HPV) and human bladder cancer have led to conflicting results. The aim of this study was to determine if low and high risk HPV play a role in...

    Authors: Sebastian C. Schmid, Leonore Thümer, Tibor Schuster, Thomas Horn, Florian Kurtz, Julia Slotta-Huspenina, Judith Seebach, Michael Straub, Tobias Maurer, Michael Autenrieth, Hubert Kübler, Margitta Retz, Ulrike Protzer, Jürgen E. Gschwend and Dieter Hoffmann

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:31

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  31. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  32. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  33. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  34. Content type: Research Article

    Sub-Sahara Africa hosts up to 71 % of all HIV infected people in the world. With this high incidence of Human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV) comes the burden of co-morbidities such as malignant and premalignant...

    Authors: Emily A. Rogena, Kenneth O. Simbiri, G. De Falco, L. Leoncini, Leona Ayers and J. Nyagol

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:28

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  35. Content type: Research Article

    The identification of suited early detection tests is one among the multiple requirements to reduce cervical cancer incidence in developing countries.

    Authors: Caroline Wangari Ngugi, Dietmar Schmidt, Karanja Wanyoro, Hamadi Boga, Peter Wanzala, Anne Muigai, John Mbithi, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz and Miriam Reuschenbach

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:25

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  36. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  37. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    NRLP1 (rs12150220, rs9889625, rs9900356, rs6502867, rs2670660) and NLRP3 (rs35829419, rs10754558) polymorphisms have been analyzed in 69 subjects with documented asbestos exposure and dea...

    Authors: Violetta Borelli, Ronal R Moura, Elisa Trevisan and Sergio Crovella

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:26

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  38. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  39. Content type: Research Article

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major risk factor for chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Our aim is to explore molecular changes that underlie HCV infection-associated HCC ...

    Authors: Zhao Wang, Ningbin Wu, Abeba Tesfaye, Stephen Feinstone and Ajit Kumar

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:24

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  40. Content type: Short Report

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is associated with cervical cancer, the most frequent cancer in women from northern Brazil. Assessment of the short-term impact of HPV vaccination depends on the availabili...

    Authors: Rodrigo Covre Vieira, Jeniffer do Socorro Valente Monteiro, Estéfane Primo Manso, Maria Renata Mendonça dos Santos, Mihoko Yamamoto Tsutsumi, Edna Aoba Yassui Ishikawa, Stephen Francis Ferrari, Karla Valéria Batista Lima and Maísa Silva de Sousa

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:21

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  41. Content type: Research Article

    Cancer of the uterine cervix is the leading cause of cancer-related death among women in Sub-Saharan Africa, but information from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is scarce. The study objectives were...

    Authors: Catherine Ali-Risasi, Kristien Verdonck, Elizaveta Padalko, Davy Vanden Broeck and Marleen Praet

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:20

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  42. Content type: Research Article

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is an established cause of chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); however, it is unclear if the virus plays a direct role in the development of HCC. ...

    Authors: Zhao Wang, Kristin Ceniccola, Liliana Florea, Bi-Dar Wang, Norman H. Lee and Ajit Kumar

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:19

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  43. Content type: Research Article

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major public health concern in Sub-Saharan Africa. Early research in Ivory Coast showed that chronic hepatitis B and aflatoxin B1 exposure were the two most important etiolo...

    Authors: Alphonsine Kouassi M’Bengue, Moussa Doumbia, Stéphane Romaric Denoman, Djeneba Ngnoh Ouattara, Innocent Adoubi and Pascal Pineau

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:18

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  44. Content type: Review

    Currently, there is limited data on the immunogenicity and efficacy of human papillomavirus vaccines in Low and Middle income countries (LMIC). The review aims to summarize the current status from published HP...

    Authors: Miriam Nakalembe, Florence M. Mirembe and Cecily Banura

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:17

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  45. Content type: Research Article

    Behavioral risks such as age at first sexual intercourse, number of sexual partners and partner’s sexual behavior are associated with an increased risk of HPV infection, persistence of the infection and the de...

    Authors: Andrea Alves Ribeiro, Maria Cecília Costa, Rosane Ribeiro Figueiredo Alves, Luísa Lina Villa, Vera Aparecida Saddi, Megmar Aparecida dos Santos Carneiro, Luiz Carlos Zeferino and Sílvia Helena Rabelo-Santos

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:16

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  46. Content type: Research Article

    The molecular epidemiological studies showed that some variants of HPV-16, distributed geographically, would present a higher risk of causing cervical cancer. This study aimed to analyze nucleotide changes of ...

    Authors: Luc Magloire Anicet Boumba, Samira Zoa Assoumou, Lahoucine Hilali, Jean Victor Mambou, Donatien Moukassa and Mustapha Moulay Ennaji

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:15

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