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  1. Content type: Research Article

    Immigrants from low- and medium-income countries have a higher risk of cervical cancer due both to barriers in access to screening and to higher human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence.

    Authors: Cinzia Campari, Chiara Fedato, Alessio Petrelli, Manuel Zorzi, Carla Cogo, Adele Caprioglio, Federica Gallo, Livia Giordano, Serena Domenighini, Luigi Pasquale, Sonia Prandi, Marco Zappa and Paolo Giorgi Rossi

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:14

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  2. Content type: Short Report

    Country-level HPV genotyping data may be sought by decision-makers to gauge the genotype-specific burden of HPV-related diseases in their jurisdiction and assess the potential impact of HPV vaccines. We invest...

    Authors: Monika Wagner, Liga Bennetts, Harshila Patel, Sharon Welner, Silvia de Sanjose and Thomas W Weiss

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:13

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Oral and pharyngeal cancer (OPC) of multifactorial aetiology is a major health problem globally. Ranking first in all cancers, OPC poses a significant impact on the Sri Lankan male population. As Human Papillo...

    Authors: Suvanthee Kushani Gunasekera, Kanthi Angela Perera, Chandrika Fernando and Preethi Vidya Udagama

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:12

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    RFA is a safe and effective procedure for treating unresectable primary or secondary liver malignancies, but it is not without complications. The most common reported complications include abdominal hemorrhage...

    Authors: Francesco Izzo, Raffaele Palaia, Vittorio Albino, Alfonso Amore, Raimondo di Giacomo, Mauro Piccirillo, Maddalena Leongito, Aurelio Nasto, Vincenza Granata, Antonella Petrillo and Secondo Lastoria

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:11

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Despite comparable screening rates for precancerous lesions, higher incidence and mortality related to cervical cancer in minority women persists. Recent evidence suggests that minority women with precancerous...

    Authors: Adriana C Vidal, David Skaar, Rachel Maguire, Seyram Dodor, Laura W Musselwhite, John A Bartlett, Olola Oneko, Joseph Obure, Pendo Mlay, Susan K Murphy and Cathrine Hoyo

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:10

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  6. Content type: Review

    Hepatocellular carcinoma is a highly aggressive malignancy and is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Although surgery is currently considered the most effective curative treatment for ...

    Authors: Sabrina Bimonte, Antonio Barbieri, Raffaele Palaia, Maddalena Leongito, Vittorio Albino, Mauro Piccirillo, Claudio Arra and Francesco Izzo

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:9

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Cervical cancer is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in Thai women. Nevertheless, the preventive strategy such as HPV vaccination program has not been implemented at the national level. This study exp...

    Authors: Nuttavut Kantathavorn, Chulabhorn Mahidol, Narongrit Sritana, Thaniya Sricharunrat, Natacha Phoolcharoen, Chirayu Auewarakul, Narongchai Teerayathanakul, Chantanee Taepisitpong, Siriporn Saeloo, Gaidganok Sornsamdang, Wandee Udomchaiprasertkul, Waraphorn Krongthong and Arpaporn Arnamwong

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:7

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    Both H. pylori infection and high salt (NaCl) diet are risks of gastric cancer, however, the interaction pattern of the two is not very clear. Our objective was to investigate the effects of NaCl-pretreated H. py...

    Authors: Ying Xu, Ying Yan, Ming-xiao Hou and Yun-en Liu

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:8

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    The aim of this study was to screen for the presence of Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) among Sudanese patients with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC).

    Authors: Hussain Gadelkarim Ahmed, Rania Saad Abdul Gader Suliman, Mohammed Siddig Abd El Aziz and Fawaz D Alshammari

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:6

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-related malignancies harbour distinct serological responses to EBV antigens. We hypothesized that EBV serological patterns can be useful to identify different stages of chronic lymphoc...

    Authors: Delphine Casabonne, Yolanda Benavente, Claudia Robles, Laura Costas, Esther Alonso, Eva Gonzalez-Barca, Adonina Tardón, Trinidad Dierssen-Sotos, Eva Gimeno Vázquez, Marta Aymerich, Elias Campo, Gemma Castaño-Vinyals, Nuria Aragones, Marina Pollan, Manolis Kogevinas, Hedy Juwana…

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:5

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    With successful antiretroviral therapy, non-communicable diseases, including malignancies, are increasingly contributing to morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected persons. The epidemiology of AIDS-defining...

    Authors: Jessica L Castilho, Paula M Luz, Bryan E Shepherd, Megan Turner, Sayonara R Ribeiro, Sally S Bebawy, Juliana S Netto, Catherine C McGowan, Valdiléa G Veloso, Eric A Engels, Timothy R Sterling and Beatriz Grinsztejn

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:4

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    The association between human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is becoming a new concept. However, information on the geographic variability of HCMV prevalence in GBM remains scarce. Mo...

    Authors: Yumiko Hashida, Ayuko Taniguchi, Toshio Yawata, Sena Hosokawa, Masanao Murakami, Makoto Hiroi, Tetsuya Ueba and Masanori Daibata

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:3

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  13. Content type: Short report

    Bovine cutaneous fibropapillomas are benign hyperproliferative lesions induced by Bovine Papillomaviruses (BPVs). Bcl-2 is an important anti-apoptotic protein which is expressed in several cancer types. In con...

    Authors: Florentina Bocaneti, Gennaro Altamura, Annunziata Corteggio, Elena Velescu and Giuseppe Borzacchiello

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:2

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  14. Content type: Short report

    The first case of human dirofilarosis in Poland was recorded in 2007. Until that time our country was free of Dirofilaria repens. Recent studies show that 21,4- 60% of dogs in Warsaw region harbour microfilariae,...

    Authors: Piotr K Borkowski, Grzegorz Rymkiewicz, Joanna Golebiewska, Nestor Nestoros, Joanna Romejko-Jarosinska, Hanna Zarnowska-Prymek, Aleksander Masny, Jakub Palucki and Danuta Cielecka

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2015 10:1

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  15. Content type: Review

    The Bcl proteins play a critical role in apoptosis, as mutations in family members interfere with normal programmed cell death. Such events can cause cell transformation, potentially leading to cancer. Recent ...

    Authors: Kenneth Alibek, Stephanie Irving, Zarina Sautbayeva, Ainur Kakpenova, Aliya Bekmurzayeva, Yeldar Baiken, Nurgul Imangali, Madina Shaimerdenova, Damel Mektepbayeva, Arnat Balabiyev and Aizada Chinybayeva

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:44

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Piperine is a compound comprising 5-9% of black pepper (Piper nigrum), which has a variety of biological roles related to anticancer activities. Helicobacter pylori has been classified as a gastric carcinogen, be...

    Authors: Nagendran Tharmalingam, Sa-Hyun Kim, Min Park, Hyun Jun Woo, Hyun Woo Kim, Ji Yeong Yang, Ki-Jong Rhee and Jong Bae Kim

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:43

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    A close association between HIV infection and the development of cancer exists. Although the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy has changed the epidemiology of AIDS-associated malignancies, a bette...

    Authors: Anna Luzzi, Federica Morettini, Sara Gazaneo, Lucia Mundo, Anna Onnis, Susanna Mannucci, Emily A Rogena, Cristiana Bellan, Lorenzo Leoncini and Giulia De Falco

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:41

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    In Tanzania, 5.1% of adults aged 15-49 are infected with HIV. While rates of HIV-related malignancies have declined globally with antiretroviral therapy (ART), including Tanzania, rates of non-AIDS-defining ca...

    Authors: Clare Meernik, Amr S Soliman, Twalib Ngoma, Crispin Kahesa, Julius Mwaiselage and Sofia D Merajver

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:42

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  19. Content type: Research article

    New World Health Organization guidelines recommend high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) screen-and-treat strategies for cervical cancer prevention. We describe risk of, and risk factors for, testing hrHPV po...

    Authors: Jean d’Amour Sinayobye, Marc Sklar, Donald R Hoover, Qiuhu Shi, Jean Claude Dusingize, Mardge Cohen, Eugene Mutimura, Brenda Asiimwe-Kateera, Philip E Castle, Howard Strickler and Kathryn Anastos

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:40

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Fibrin sealants are currently used in a variety of surgical and endoscopic settings to improve time to haemostasis, reduce blood loss and complications. However, the application of sealants (composed of two es...

    Authors: Francesco Izzo, Vittorio Albino, Raffaele Palaia, Mauro Piccirillo, Fabiana Tatangelo, Vincenza Granata, Antonella Petrillo and Secondo Lastoria

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:39

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) like sequences have been reported to be present in some human breast cancers, but their association with breast cancer development is still controversial.

    Authors: Meriem Slaoui, Mohammed El Mzibri, Rachid Razine, Zineb Qmichou, Mohammed Attaleb and Mariam Amrani

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:37

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of High-Risk Human papilloma virus (HR-HPV), a necessary cause of invasive cervical cancer (ICC) is relatively high in HIV infected women. Gaps exist in our knowledge of the optimal approaches f...

    Authors: Jonah Musa, Chad Achenbach, Babafemi Taiwo, Baiba Berzins, Olugbenga Silas, Patrick H Daru, Oche Agbaji, Godwin Imade, Atiene S Sagay, John A Idoko, Phyllis J Kanki and Robert L Murphy

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:36

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  23. Content type: Meeting report

    This is a brief summary of the 4th International Meeting of the African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium (AC3), organized and sponsored by Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC), and held on July 21–22, 2012 at the Lincoln Un...

    Authors: Elizabeth Blackman, Jasmine Campbell, Carlene Bowen, Ernestine Delmoor, Gilda Jean-Louis, Raphiatou Noumbissi, Yvonne O'Garro, Oni Richards-Waritay, Stanley Straughter, Vera Tolbert, Barbara Wilson and Camille Ragin

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:35

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  24. Content type: Review

    The exact worldwide incidence of Burkitt’s lymphoma is not known. There are three distinct clinical variants of Burkitt’s lymphoma, each manifesting differences in epidemiology, clinical presentation, morpholo...

    Authors: Giuseppe Pannone, Rosanna Zamparese, Mirella Pace, Maria Carmela Pedicillo, Simona Cagiano, Pasquale Somma, Maria Elena Errico, Vittoria Donofrio, Renato Franco, Annarosaria De Chiara, Gabriella Aquino, Paolo Bucci, Eduardo Bucci, Angela Santoro and Pantaleo Bufo

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:34

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a prerequisite of cervical cancer, the leading cause of cancer mortality in Ethiopian women today. Data on Ethiopian cervical HPV prevalence and genotype distribution ar...

    Authors: Sami-Ramzi Leyh-Bannurah, Christof Prugger, Maurits NC de Koning, Hartmut Goette and Ralph J Lellé

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:33

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  26. Content type: Meeting report

    A one-day workshop on Burkitt lymphoma (BL) was held at the 9th African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) conference in 2013 in Durban, South Africa. The workshop featured 15 plenary talks...

    Authors: Kenneth O Simbiri, Joshua Biddle, Tobias Kinyera, Pamela Akinyi Were, Constance Tenge, Esther Kawira, Nestory Masalu, Peter Odada Sumba, Janet Lawler-Heavner, Cristina D Stefan, Franco M Buonaguro, Detra Robinson, Robert Newton, Joe Harford, Kishor Bhatia and Sam M Mbulaiteye

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:32

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Chlamydia trachomatis interaction with HR-HPV types has highlighted a central role in cervical cancer development. The aim of this study was to investigate HPV prevalence and genotypes distribution in women at ri...

    Authors: Silva Seraceni, Francesco De Seta, Claudia Colli, Rossella Del Savio, Giuliano Pesel, Valentina Zanin, Pierlanfranco D'Agaro, Carlo Contini and Manola Comar

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:30

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Data on Human Papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine immune response in sub-Saharan Africa is still sparse yet such knowledge is critical for optimal implementation and monitoring of HPV vaccines. Our primary objective...

    Authors: Miriam Nakalembe, Cecily Banura, Proscovia B Namujju and Florence M Mirembe

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:29

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Oncoviruses such as HPV, KSHV, and EBV have been reported in patients with HIV infection and AIDS. How oncovirus-associated cancers rise in AIDS patients has not been fully established. The purpose of our stud...

    Authors: Kenneth O Simbiri, Hem C Jha, Mukendi K Kayembe, Carrie Kovarik and Erle S Robertson

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:28

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  30. Content type: Review

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most common malignancy worldwide. Different signalling pathways have been identified to be implicated in the pathogenesis of HCC; among these, GH, IGF and somatostat...

    Authors: Claudia Pivonello, Maria Cristina De Martino, Mariarosaria Negri, Gaia Cuomo, Federica Cariati, Francesco Izzo, Annamaria Colao and Rosario Pivonello

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:27

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  31. Content type: Short report

    The worldwide administration of bivalent and quadrivalent HPV vaccines has resulted in cross-protection against non-vaccine HPV types. Infection with multiple HPV types may offer similar cross-protection in th...

    Authors: Rafal S Sobota, Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Scott M Williams and Nicola M Zetola

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:26

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The main cause of cervical cancer in the world is high risks human papillomavirus infection (mainly represented by HPV-16 and HPV-18), that are associated to the development of malign transformation of the epi...

    Authors: Bruna Pedroso Tamegão-Lopes, Edivaldo Costa Sousa-Júnior, Fabio Passetti, Carlos Gil Ferreira, Wyller Alencar de Mello and Rodrigo Vellasco Duarte Silvestre

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:25

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major risk factor for chronic hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); however, the mechanism of HCV-mediated hepatocarcinogenesis is not well understood. Insufficie...

    Authors: Wenjie Bao, Liliana Florea, Ningbin Wu, Zhao Wang, Krishna Banaudha, Jason Qian, Laurent Houzet, Rakesh Kumar and Ajit Kumar

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:23

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The MDM2 gene is the major negative regulator of p53, a tumor suppressor protein. Single nucleotide polymorphism in promoter region of MDM2 gene leads to increased expression resulting in higher levels of MDM2 pr...

    Authors: Carolina MM Amaral, Katerina Cetkovská, Ana PAD Gurgel, Marcus V Cardoso, Bárbara S Chagas, Sérgio SL Paiva Júnior, Rita de Cássia Pereira de Lima, Jacinto C Silva-Neto, Luiz AF Silva, Maria TC Muniz, Valdir Q Balbino and Antonio C Freitas

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:24

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Infection with urinary schistosomiasis and its severity are oncogenic factors for developing carcinoma of the bladder, whether it is urothelial carcinoma (UC) of a transitional cell type (TCC) or non-urothelia...

    Authors: Mohamed Wishahi, Ahmed Zakarya, Olfat Hamamm, Mohamed Abdel-Rasol, Hisham Badawy, Hossam Elganzoury, Mohamed Ismail, Amr Elkhouly and Ahmed Meheina

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:21

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  36. Content type: Research Article

    Retroviral sequences 90-95% homologous to the mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) were present in 38% of the breast cancers studied from American women and were not detectable in non-tumor breast tissue from the ...

    Authors: Teiko Nartey, Heberth Moran, Tania Marin, Kathleen F Arcaro, Douglas L Anderton, Polly Etkind, James F Holland, Stella M Melana and Beatriz G-T Pogo

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:20

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  37. Content type: Short Report

    Environmental factors may play a role in colon cancer. In this view, several studies investigated tumor samples for the presence of various viral DNA with conflicting results.

    Authors: Loretta Fiorina, Mattia Ricotti, Alessandro Vanoli, Ombretta Luinetti, Elena Dallera, Roberta Riboni, Stefania Paolucci, Silvia Brugnatelli, Marco Paulli, Paolo Pedrazzoli, Fausto Baldanti and Vittorio Perfetti

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:18

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  38. Content type: Review

    Cervical cancer is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in women in Zimbabwe. This is mainly due to the high prevalence of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes in the population. So far...

    Authors: Nyasha Chin'ombe, Natasha L Sebata, Vurayai Ruhanya and Hilda T Matarira

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:16

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  39. Content type: Short report

    Langerhans cell (LC) sarcoma (LCS) is a high-grade neoplasm with overtly malignant cytologic features and an LC phenotype. We very recently suggested that LC behaves as a reservoir for common dermotropic Merke...

    Authors: Ichiro Murakami, Michiko Matsushita, Takeshi Iwasaki, Satoshi Kuwamoto, Masako Kato, Yasushi Horie, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Jean Gogusev, Francis Jaubert, Shu Nakamoto, Mitsunori Yamakawa, Hirokazu Nakamine, Katsuyoshi Takata, Takashi Oka and Tadashi Yoshino

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:15

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Cancer is among the leading contributors to morbidity and mortality in the Pacific, but the magnitude of the problem and the potential for prevention have not been comprehensively studied. Over the past decade...

    Authors: Sunia Foliaki, Naomi Brewer, Neil Pearce, Peter JF Snijders, Chris JLM Meijer, Lepani Waqatakirewa, Gary M Clifford and Silvia Franceschi

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:14

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is often present in oropharyngeal cancers. Head and neck tumors have been examined for other molecular markers including p53 and annexin A1 (ANXA1). Here, we investigated the prevale...

    Authors: Cleberson Jean dos Santos Queiroz, Cíntia Mara de Amorim Gomes Nakata, Egle Solito and Amílcar Sabino Damazo

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:13

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Burkitt lymphoma is an aggressive B-cell lymphoma presenting in three clinical forms: endemic, sporadic and immunodeficiency-associated. More than 90% of endemic Burkitt lymphoma carry latent Epstein-Barr viru...

    Authors: Maria Raffaella Ambrosio, Mohsen Navari, Lorena Di Lisio, Eduardo Andres Leon, Anna Onnis, Sara Gazaneo, Lucia Mundo, Cristina Ulivieri, Gonzalo Gomez, Stefano Lazzi, Miguel Angel Piris, Lorenzo Leoncini and Giulia De Falco

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:12

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  43. Content type: Research article

    MDM2 gene polymorphisms 285G/C and 344 T/A are two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) recently identified as important variants that could influence the expression of MDM2 gene through the modulation of trans...

    Authors: Khadija Rebbani, Sayeh Ezzikouri, Agnès Marchio, Mostafa Kandil, Pascal Pineau and Soumaya Benjelloun

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:11

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  44. Content type: Short report

    Case-controlled studies have clearly demonstrated a link between chronic hepatitis C infection (CHC) and B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). To our knowledge, this is the first case report of outcome in a patie...

    Authors: Stefan Christensen and Anton Gillessen

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:10

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is the commonest cancer in Sudanese women. Reported genetic alterations in the form of mutations in tumor suppressors are low in frequencies and could not explain the peculiarities of the disease...

    Authors: Zeinab A Yahia, Ameera AM Adam, Magdeldin Elgizouli, Ayman Hussein, Mai A Masri, Mayada Kamal, Hiba S Mohamed, Kamal Alzaki, Ahmed M Elhassan, Kamal Hamad and Muntaser E Ibrahim

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014 9:9

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