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  1. To explore the value of alpha fetoprotein (AFP) and protein induced by vitamin K absence or antagonist-II (PIVKA-II) in diagnosis of HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and their relationship with vascu...

    Authors: Yuan-Quan Si, Xiu-Qin Wang, Gang Fan, Chang-Yin Wang, Yuan-Wen Zheng, Xie Song, Cui-Cui Pan, Fu-Lu Chu, Zhan-Feng Liu, Bing-Ru Lu and Zhi-Ming Lu

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:70

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. COVID-19 pandemic following the outbreak in China and Western Europe, where it finally lost the momentum, is now devastating North and South America. It has not been identified the reason and the molecular mec...

    Authors: Franco M. Buonaguro, Gerardo Botti, Paolo Antonio Ascierto, Sandro Pignata, Franco Ionna, Paolo Delrio, Antonella Petrillo, Ernesta Cavalcanti, Maurizio Di Bonito, Sisto Perdonà, Michelino De Laurentiis, Francesco Fiore, Raffaele Palaia, Francesco Izzo, Stefania D’Auria, Virginia Rossi…

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:69

    Content type: Methodology

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  3. Cervical cancer screening is slowly transitioning from Pappanicolaou cytologic screening to primary Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) or HPV testing as an effort to enhance early detection and treatment...

    Authors: Calleb George Onyango, Lilian Ogonda, Bernard Guyah, Clement Shiluli, Gregory Ganda, Omenge Elkanah Orang’o and Kirtika Patel

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:68

    Content type: Review

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  4. Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in developing countries. Since cervical cancer is a preventable disease, screening is an important control and prevention strategy, recommended...

    Authors: Asteray Assmie Ayenew, Biruk Ferede Zewdu and Azezu Asres Nigussie

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:67

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. The aim of this research was to evaluate independently the performance of a new isothermal amplification assay for cervical cancer screening compared to two previously validated PCR-based assays and histologic...

    Authors: Wei Zhang, Hui Du, Xia Huang, Chun Wang, Xianzhi Duan, Yan Liu, Bin Shi, Wei Zhang, Xinfeng Qu, Lihui Wei, M. Schiffman, J. L. Belinson and Ruifang Wu

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:65

    Content type: Methodology

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  6. Rapid, high-volume screening programs are needed as part of cervical cancer prevention in China.

    Authors: Andrew Goldstein, Yang Lei, Lena Goldstein, Amelia Goldstein, Qiao Xu Bai, Juan Felix, Roberta Lipson, Maria Demarco, Mark Schiffman, Didem Egemen, Kanan T. Desai, Sarah Bedell, Janet Gersten, Gail Goldstein, Karen O’Keefe, Casey O’Keefe…

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:64

    Content type: Research Article

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  7. Schistosoma haematobium, the helminth causing urogenital schistosomiasis, is a known bladder carcinogen. Despite the causal link between S. haematobium and bladder cancer, the underlying mechanisms are poorly und...

    Authors: Evaristus C. Mbanefo, Chinwike Terry Agbo, Yuanlong Zhao, Olivia K. Lamanna, Kim H. Thai, Shannon E. Karinshak, Mohammad Afzal Khan, Chi-Ling Fu, Justin I. Odegaard, Irina V. Saltikova, Michael J. Smout, Luke F. Pennington, Mark R. Nicolls, Theodore S. Jardetzky, Alex Loukas, Paul J. Brindley…

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:63

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. We propose an economical cervical screening research and implementation strategy designed to take into account the typically slow natural history of cervical cancer and the severe but hopefully temporary impac...

    Authors: Kayode Olusegun Ajenifuja, Jerome Belinson, Andrew Goldstein, Kanan T. Desai, Silvia de Sanjose and Mark Schiffman

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:61

    Content type: Commentary

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  9. Accelerated global control of cervical cancer would require primary prevention with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in addition to novel screening program strategies that are simple, inexpensive, and ef...

    Authors: Kanan T. Desai, Kayode O. Ajenifuja, Adekunbiola Banjo, Clement A. Adepiti, Akiva Novetsky, Cathy Sebag, Mark H. Einstein, Temitope Oyinloye, Tamara R. Litwin, Matt Horning, Fatai Olatunde Olanrewaju, Mufutau Muphy Oripelaye, Esther Afolabi, Oluwole O. Odujoko, Philip E. Castle, Sameer Antani…

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:60

    Content type: Research Article

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  10. Prostatic male genital schistosomiasis and prostate cancer co-existence cases are uncommon however, some studies have indicated that schistosomiasis may trigger development of prostate cancer regardless of age...

    Authors: Emilia T. Choto, Takafira Mduluza, Francisca Mutapi and Moses J. Chimbari

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:59

    Content type: Research Article

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  11. This study was performed to evaluate the significance of positive resection margins (RMs) with the loop electrosurgical excision procedure combined with cold coagulation (LEEP with CC) as a definitive treatmen...

    Authors: Eun Jung Yang, Nae Ry Kim, Ji Yeon Choi, Wook Youn Kim and Sun Joo Lee

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:58

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. Screening of unvaccinated women remains essential to mitigate the high morbidity/mortality of cervical cancer. Here, we compared visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), recommended by WHO as the most cost-ef...

    Authors: Elkanah Omenge Orang’o, Edwin Were, Oliver Rode, Kapten Muthoka, Michael Byczkowski, Heike Sartor, Davy Vanden Broeck, Dietmar Schmidt, Miriam Reuschenbach, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz and Hermann Bussmann

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:57

    Content type: Research Article

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  13. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the cancers of highest incidence and mortality worldwide. The proliferation and invasion of tumor cells are the main reason for poor prognosis after HCC surgery. Long n...

    Authors: Quan Liu, Xuxu Yu, Minjie Yang, Xiangke Li, Xuejia Zhai, Yujin Lian, Zhong Chen, Qingxia Fan, Lijie Song and Wencai Li

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:55

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is of high prevalence among HIV-infected people. In particular, the incidence of HIV-associated Burkitt lymphoma (BL) remains high despite the advent of Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Thera...

    Authors: Nontlantla Mdletshe, Andrew Nel, Karen Shires and Shaheen Mowla

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:54

    Content type: Research Article

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  15. There is growing evidence of the microbiome’s role in human health and disease since the human microbiome project. The microbiome plays a vital role in influencing cancer risk and pathogenesis. Several studies...

    Authors: Paul Katongole, Obondo J. Sande, Moses Joloba, Steven J. Reynolds and Nixon Niyonzima

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:53

    Content type: Review

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  16. Bladder cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in adults worldwide. There are various risk factors described for the bladder cancer development including genetic background as well as environmenta...

    Authors: Solmaz Ohadian Moghadam, Kamyar Mansori, Mohammad Reza Nowroozi, Davoud Afshar, Behzad Abbasi and Ali Nowroozi

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:52

    Content type: Research Article

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  17. Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the most common type of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), and the effect of zymosan (ZYM), a component of the yeast cell wall, on oral cancer remains unclear...

    Authors: Xu Chen, Qingqiong Luo, Jieying Ding, Meng Yang, Ruiyang Zhang and Fuxiang Chen

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:51

    Content type: Research Article

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  18. HIV-associated cellular immune dysfunction has been linked to higher risk of cervical dysplasia and cancer in HIV infected women. We sought to understand the relationship between HIV and development of epithel...

    Authors: Jonah Musa, Supriya D. Mehta, Chad J. Achenbach, Charlesnika T. Evans, Neil Jordan, Francis A. Magaji, Victor C. Pam, Patrick H. Daru, Olugbenga A. Silas, Atiene S. Sagay, Rose Anorlu, Yinan Zheng, Mamoudou Maiga, Isaac F. Adewole, Robert L. Murphy, Lifang Hou…

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:50

    Content type: Research Article

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  19. Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) transmission within endemic areas may vary. KSHV seroprevalence has been studied by different groups of researchers using different methods, making it difficult t...

    Authors: Angela Nalwoga, Emily L. Webb, Claudios Muserere, Belinda Chihota, Wendell Miley, Nazzarena Labo, Alison Elliott, Stephen Cose, Denise Whitby and Robert Newton

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:49

    Content type: Short Report

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  20. Breast cancer is reported as one of the most common cancers among females worldwide. Infectious agents especially viruses have been considered as role players in the development of breast cancer. Although some...

    Authors: Alireza Khatami, Ali Pormohammad, Rana Farzi, Hassan Saadati, Maryam Mehrabi, Seyed Jalal Kiani and Saied Ghorbani

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:48

    Content type: Review

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  21. HPV causes specific cell-mediated immunity in the cervix. Mononuclear cells such as helper T cells (CD4+), cytotoxic T cells (CD8+), and dendritic cells play a critical role in the initiation of the HPV-specif...

    Authors: Ceyda Sancakli Usta, Eren Altun, Selim Afsar, Cagla Bahar Bulbul, Akin Usta and Ertan Adalı

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:47

    Content type: Research Article

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  22. High-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) is notoriously associated with tumor progression in a broad spectrum of malignancies. Detection of HR-HPV is clinically important in the management of HPV-related carcin...

    Authors: Federica Zito Marino, Andrea Ronchi, Marianna Stilo, Immacolata Cozzolino, Elvira La Mantia, Nicola Colacurci, Giuseppe Colella and Renato Franco

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:46

    Content type: Research Article

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  23. Women living with human immunodeficiency virus (WLWH), especially those living in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), are at increased risk of cervical cancer. The optimal cervical-cancer screening strate...

    Authors: Philip E. Castle, Rogers Ajeh, Anastase Dzudie, Ernestine Kendowo, Norbert Fuhngwa, Andre Gaetan Simo-Wambo, Denis Nsame, Enow Orock, Tiffany M. Hebert, Amanda J. Pierz, Daniel Murokora, Kathryn Anastos and Adebola Adedimeji

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:45

    Content type: Short Report

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  24. Sinonasal inverted papillomas (SIP) and sinonasal squamous cell carcinomas (SNSCC) are sinonasal tumors with unclear etiology and pathogenesis. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been detected in these tumors but in...

    Authors: Thawaree Nukpook, Tipaya Ekalaksananan, Watchareporn Teeramatwanich, Natcha Patarapadungkit, Surachat Chaiwiriyakul, Patravoot Vatanasapt, Sirinart Aromseree and Chamsai Pientong

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:43

    Content type: Research Article

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  25. EBV produces miRNAs with important functions in cancer growth, tumor invasion and host immune surveillance. The discovery of EBV miR-BARTs is recent, and most of their functions are still unknown. Nonetheless,...

    Authors: Valli De Re, Laura Caggiari, Mariangela De Zorzi, Valentina Fanotto, Gianmaria Miolo, Fabio Puglisi, Renato Cannizzaro, Vincenzo Canzonieri, Agostino Steffan, Piero Farruggia, Egesta Lopci, Emanuele S. G. d’Amore, Roberta Burnelli, Lara Mussolin and Maurizio Mascarin

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:42

    Content type: Review

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  26. The anatomical complexity of the oropharynx and the difficulty in reaching its distal portion have always conditioned the surgical accessibility.

    Authors: Fraco Ionna, Agostino Guida, Luigi Califano, Gaetano Motta, Giovanni Salzano, Ettore Pavone, Corrado Aversa, Francesco Longo, Salvatore Villano, Ludovica Marcella Ponzo, Pierluigi Franco, Simona Losito, Franco Maria Buonaguro, Maria Lina Tornesello and Maria Grazia Maglione

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:40

    Content type: Research Article

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  27. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Massimo Granai, Lucia Mundo, Ayse U. Akarca, Maria Chiara Siciliano, Hasan Rizvi, Virginia Mancini, Noel Onyango, Joshua Nyagol, Nicholas Othieno Abinya, Ibrahim Maha, Sandra Margielewska, Wenbin Wei, Michele Bibas, Pier Paolo Piccaluga, Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez, Falko Fend…

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:39

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:28

  28. Hepatitis B virus (HBV), along with Hepatitis C virus chronic infection, represents a major risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development. However, molecular mechanisms involved in the development...

    Authors: Davod Javanmard, Mohammad Najafi, Mohammad Reza Babaei, Mohammad Hadi Karbalaie Niya, Maryam Esghaei, Mahshid Panahi, Fahimeh Safarnezhad Tameshkel, Ahmad Tavakoli, Seyed Mohammad Jazayeri, Hadi Ghaffari, Angila Ataei-Pirkooh, Seyed Hamidreaz Monavari and Farah Bokharaei-Salim

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:37

    Content type: Research Article

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  29. Information on HPV-associated sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (SNSCC) is very limited in China. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of HPV in a large cohort of SNSCC patients in China.

    Authors: Chunyan Hu, Huatao Quan, Li Yan, Ji Sun, Lin Lan and Shengzi Wang

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:36

    Content type: Research Article

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  30. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) represents a major risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development and anti-HCV therapy is a significant measure to reduce the incidence of HCC, however development of HCC in...

    Authors: Javeria Khalid, Mohammad Umar, Tofeeq Ur-Rehman, Mashhood Ali and Gul Majid Khan

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:35

    Content type: Research Article

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  31. To investigate high-risk HPV (hr-HPV) genotype distributions and the association between hr-HPV infection with severity of the cervical lesions in women with normal cytology.

    Authors: Zhiling Wang, Ting Liu, Yunjian Wang, Ying Gu, Hui Wang, Jingkang Liu, Baoxia Cui and Xingsheng Yang

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:34

    Content type: Research Article

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  32. There has been limited research on the comparison of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma (AC) of cervical cancer and that lack of information may have significant bearing on the treatment of patie...

    Authors: Tian Tian, Xing Gong, Xudong Gao, Yanqing Li, Wen Ju and Yiqin Ai

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:33

    Content type: Research Article

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  33. Despite the demonstrated role of human Papillomavirus (HPV) in the etiology of cervical cancer and the strong evidence suggesting the importance of HPV in the development of oropharyngeal cancer, several aspects ...

    Authors: Tamy Taianne Suehiro, Gabrielle Marconi Zago Ferreira Damke, Edilson Damke, Paloma Luana Rodrigues de Azevedo Ramos, Marcela de Andrade Pereira Silva, Sandra Marisa Pelloso, Warner K. Huh, Ricardo Argemiro Fonseca Franco, Vânia Ramos Sela da Silva, Isabel Cristina Scarinci and Marcia Edilaine Lopes Consolaro

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:31

    Content type: Short Report

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  34. Viral infections can reduce early cancer development through enhancement of cancer immunosurveillance. This study was performed to analyse this effect of viral infection in a mouse model of solid tumor.

    Authors: Mohamed F. Mandour, Pyone Pyone Soe, Catherine Uyttenhove, Jacques Van Snick, Etienne Marbaix and Jean-Paul Coutelier

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:30

    Content type: Research Article

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  35. The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted viruses worldwide. HPV infection in men is a serious clinical issue as they could be considered as a reservoir for inadvertently tr...

    Authors: Mehrdad Davarmanesh, Seyed Mohammad Jazayeri, Mehrouz Dezfulian and Mohammad Javad Gharavi

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:29

    Content type: Research Article

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  36. The Tumor Microenviroment (TME) is a complex milieu that is increasingly recognized as a key factor in multiple stages of disease progression and responses to therapy as well as escape from immune surveillance...

    Authors: Massimo Granai, Lucia Mundo, Ayse U. Akarca, Maria Chiara Siciliano, Hasan Rizvi, Virginia Mancini, Noel Onyango, Joshua Nyagol, Nicholas Othieno Abinya, Ibrahim Maha, Sandra Margielewska, Wenbin Wei, Michele Bibas, Pier Paolo Piccaluga, Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez, Falko Fend…

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:28

    Content type: Research Article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:39

  37. The detection of the Epstein–Barr capsid antigen (VCA) immunoglobulin A (IgA) is widely used in the diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), but a reference standard for evaluating the presence of VCA-IgA ...

    Authors: Hao Chen, Qiaohua Zhong, Xiaobin Wu, Yanling Ding, Qi Chen, Ning Xue, Yiwei Xu and Shulin Chen

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:25

    Content type: Research Article

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  38. Cervical cancer is a major public health problem. In 2018, globally 569,847 cervical cancer were diagnosed and 311,000 deaths were projected due to this preventable disease. Worldwide, therefore, the cervical ...

    Authors: Dominique Diouf, Gora Diop, Cheikh Ahmadou Tidian Diarra, Aminata Issa Ngom, Khadija Niane, Moussa Ndiaye, Sidy Ka, Oumar Faye and Ahmadou Dem

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:24

    Content type: Research Article

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  39. The cause of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is not elucidated. Viral infection may induce chronic inflammatory infection and play a role in the pathogenesis of cancers. Some viruses are considered to be oncom...

    Authors: Min Yin, Aiping Chen, Fei Zhao, Xuechao Ji, Chuan Li and Guangning Wang

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:23

    Content type: Research Article

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  40. Infection with human papillomaviruses (HPVs) can cause benign and malignant tumours in the anogenital tract and the oropharynx both in men and women. The aim of the presented study was to investigate cervical,...

    Authors: Maria Nasioutziki, Kimon Chatzistamatiou, Panagiotis-Dimitrios Loufopoulos, Eleftherios Vavoulidis, Nikolaos Tsampazis, George-Chrysostomos Pratilas, Anastasios Liberis, Vasiliki Karpa, Evanggelos Parcharidis, Angelos Daniilidis, Konstantinos Spanos and Konstantinos Dinas

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:22

    Content type: Research Article

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  41. Hepatocellular carcinoma is a primary liver malignancy in which the risk of development is always multifunctional. Interleukin-6 is a proinflammatory and multifunctional cytokine, which plays an important role...

    Authors: Faisal Adnan, Najeeb Ullah Khan, Aqib Iqbal, Ijaz Ali, Arnolfo Petruzziello, Rocco Sabatino, Annunziata Guzzo, Giovanna Loquercio, Gerardo Botti, Sanaullah Khan, Muhammad Naeem and Muhammad Ismail Khan

    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2020 15:21

    Content type: Research Article

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