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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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