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  1. High risk (HR) human papilloma Virus (HPV) genotypes have been associated with cervical cancer. In Tanzania there is a limited data on the epidemiology of HPV and genotypes distribution among HIV infected wome...

    Authors: Fridolin Mujuni, Mariam M. Mirambo, Peter Rambau, Korn Klaus, Muller Andreas, Dismas Matovelo, Mtebe Majigo, Christa Kasang and Stephen E. Mshana
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:49
  2. Persistent infection of high-risk human papillomaviruses 16 (HPV16) has been considered as the leading cause of cervical cancer. In this study we assessed HPV16 sequence variation and genetic diversity of HPV1...

    Authors: Hongchang He, Hongtao Li, Peiwen Fan, Junling Zhu, Zhenzhen Pan, Huan Pan, Dan Wu, Xianxian Ren, Xiaoqing Guo, Dongmei Li, Zemin Pan and Renfu Shao
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:44
  3. Preanalytical conditions determine the reliability and validity of bioassays. Therefore, the analytic performances of biological tests need to be determined when preanalytical steps differ from those recommend...

    Authors: David Guenat, Sophie Launay, Didier Riethmuller, Christiane Mougin and Jean-Luc Prétet
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:41
  4. Primary effusion lymphoma is a rare distinct large B-cell neoplasm that is associated with Kaposi’s sarcoma–associated herpesvirus (KSHV) infection. Over recent years, 9 KSHV-positive/Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-...

    Authors: Madori Osawa, Sohtaro Mine, Shinichiro Ota, Kengo Kato, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Makoto Kuroda, Michiyo Kataoka, Hitomi Fukumoto, Yuko Sato, Takayuki Kanno, Hideki Hasegawa, Keiji Ueda, Masashi Fukayama, Takuya Maeda, Soichiro Kanoh, Akihiko Kawana…
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:37
  5. Cervical cancer is a real public health problem in African countries. The relation between HPV and cervical cancer is well established. However, it is known that the distribution of HPV genotypes differ geogra...

    Authors: Samira Zoa-Assoumou, Angelique Ndjoyi-Mbiguino, Barthelemy Mabika Mabika, Ernest Belembaogo, Abdelkim Khattabi and My Mustapha Ennaji
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:42
  6. High risk oncologic Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is one of the leading causes of cervical cancer worldwide. We investigated HPV genotypes among women living or not with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) in tw...

    Authors: Callinice D. Capo-chichi, Blanche Aguida, Nicodème W. Chabi, Jocelyn Acapko-Ezin, Jonas Sossah-Hiffo, Vidéhouénou K. Agossou, Toussain Anagbla, Marcel Zannou, Fabien Houngbé and Ambaliou Sanni
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:43
  7. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) X protein (HBx) reported to be associated with pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and miR-122 expression is down regulated in HCC. Previous studies reported miR-122 targets ...

    Authors: Manikankana Bandopadhyay, Neelakshi Sarkar, Sibnarayan Datta, Dipanwita Das, Ananya Pal, Rajesh Panigrahi, Arup Banerjee, Chinmay K. Panda, Chandrima Das, Shekhar Chakrabarti and Runu Chakravarty
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:40
  8. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most frequent cancer worldwide with high morbidity, mortality and increasing incidence. It is of note that the main curative therapies for HCC are hepatic resection ...

    Authors: Sabrina Bimonte, Maddalena Leongito, Mauro Piccirillo, Cristina de Angelis, Claudia Pivonello, Vincenza Granata and Francesco Izzo
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:38
  9. Cancer is typically classified as a leading non-communicable disease; however, infectious agents, such as Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human papilloma viru...

    Authors: Wafaa Mohamed Hussein, Wagida A. Anwar, Mohammed Attaleb, Loubna Mazini, Asta Försti, Roxana-Delia Trimbitas and Meriem Khyatti
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:35
  10. Vulvar cancer is a rare gynaecological cancer. In Burkina Faso, the diagnosis of vulvar cancers is delayed and the prognosis is poor. However, no specific study on vulvar cancers has been conducted at the mome...

    Authors: Nayi Zongo, Nina Korsaga-Somé, Amandine Banata Gang-Ny, Edgar Ouangré, Maurice Zida, Aimé Sosthène Ouédraogo, Aboubacar Hirrhum Bambara, Augustin Tozoula Bambara, Si Simon Traore, Pascal Niamba, Adama Traoré and Ahmadou Dem
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:33
  11. Glioblastoma (GBM) is a fatal CNS malignancy, representing 50 % of all gliomas with approximately 12–18 months survival time after initial diagnosis. Recently, the human herpesvirus cytomegalovirus (CMV) has b...

    Authors: Cheng-Te Major Lin, Emily C. Leibovitch, M. Isabel Almira-Suarez and Steven Jacobson
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:32
  12. The evolutionarily novel genes originated through different molecular mechanisms are expressed in tumors. Sometimes the expression of evolutionarily novel genes in tumors is highly specific. Moreover positive ...

    Authors: A. P. Kozlov
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:34
  13. High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) has been suspected to play a role in the carcinogenesis of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). However, results from previous studies are conflicting. In most of these studies...

    Authors: Kasper Ingerslev, Estrid Hogdall, Wojciech Skovrider-Ruminski, Tine Henrichsen Schnack, Mona Aarenstrup Karlsen, Lotte Nedergaard, Claus Hogdall and Jan Blaakær
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:39
  14. To assess the correlation of H. pylori infection with mitochondrial microsatellite instability (mtMSI) and IL-8 in gastric carcinogenesis.

    Authors: Xianlong Ling, Haoxiang Zhang, Caifei Shen, Wu Yan, Pu Wang, Ji Feng, Zhihong Peng, Guiyong Peng, Wensheng Chen and Dianchun Fang
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:30
  15. We have previously reported the case of an immunocompetent female patient with a primary cutaneous CD30+ anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (PCALCL) located on her upper right eyelid characterized by the presence ...

    Authors: Elisabetta Caselli, Alessandro Borghi, Martina Maritati, Roberta Gafà, Giovanni Lanza, Dario Di Luca, Annarosa Virgili and Carlo Contini
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:31
  16. Breast cancer is the commonest female malignancy globally and the second (after uterine cervix) in sub-Saharan Africa including Tanzania. Prognostic indicators reportedly influence post-mastectomy adjuvant the...

    Authors: Amos R. Mwakigonja, Happiness Rabiel, Naboth A. Mbembati and Leonard E. K. Lema
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:28
  17. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has been consistently associated to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL); conversely, few studies have evaluated a comprehensive serological panel of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in NHL etiology.

    Authors: Martina Taborelli, Jerry Polesel, Maurizio Montella, Massimo Libra, Rosamaria Tedeschi, Monica Battiston, Michele Spina, Francesco Di Raimondo, Antonio Pinto, Anna Crispo, Maria Grimaldi, Silvia Franceschi, Luigino Dal Maso and Diego Serraino
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:27
  18. Authors: Sabina Davidsson, Paula Mölling, Jennifer R. Rider, Magnus Unemo, Mats G. Karlsson, Jessica Carlsson, Swen-Olof Andersson, Fredrik Elgh, Bo Söderquist and Ove Andrén
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:36

    The original article was published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:26

  19. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in Western countries but the exact pathogenic mechanism of the disease is still largely unknown. An infectious etiology and infection-induced inflammation ha...

    Authors: Sabina Davidsson, Paula Mölling, Jennifer R. Rider, Magnus Unemo, Mats G. Karlsson, Jessica Carlsson, Swen-Olof Andersson, Fredrik Elgh, Bo Söderquist and Ove Andrén
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:26

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:36

  20. Intravesical instillation of bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) has been established as efficient therapy for superficial bladder carcinoma. Overall, intravesical BCG is well tolerated and results in complications ...

    Authors: C. Colomba, P. Di Carlo, G. Guadagnino, L. Siracusa, M. Trizzino, C. Gioè and A. Cascio
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:25
  21. Chronic hepatitis C (HCV) is a common infection affecting 185 million people worldwide. The most common manifestation of chronic HCV is progressive liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, liver failure and hepatocellular c...

    Authors: Lydia Tang, Lauren Marcell and Shyam Kottilil
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:29
  22. The association between high risk human papillomaviruses (HPV) and cervical cancer has been firmly established. HPV genome is present in nearly all cases of cervical cancer and detection of viral DNA could the...

    Authors: Marianna Tortora, Clorinda Annunziata, Giuseppina Liguori, Simona Losito, Gerardo Botti, Stefano Greggi, Luigi Buonaguro, Franco M. Buonaguro and Maria Lina Tornesello
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:22
  23. Human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) diverges geographically. The reliability of using p16INK4a expression as a marker of viral infection is controversial in HNS...

    Authors: Julio C. Betiol, Laura Sichero, Henrique O. de Olival Costa, Leandro L. de Matos, Maria A. Andreoli, Silvaneide Ferreira, Sheila F. Faraj, Evandro S. de Mello, João S. Sobrinho, Lenine G. Brandão, Claudio R. Cernea, Marco A. Kulcsar, Fabio R. Pinto, Antonio J. Gonçalves, Marcelo B. Menezes, Leonardo Silva…
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:20
  24. Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a known causative factor in oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPC). In this prospective study, we sought to define the risk of HPV transmission between OPC patients and their s...

    Authors: Anne S. Tsao, Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou, Heather Lin, Ming Guo, J. Jack Lee, F. Christopher Holsinger, Waun Ki Hong and Erich M. Sturgis
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:21
  25. This article evaluates a single institute’s radiotherapy management of OSSN, a previously regarded as rare malignancy, for possible future development of strategies to clearly define the role of adjuvant radio...

    Authors: Ntokozo Ndlovu, Sandra Ndarukwa, Webster Kadzatsa and Simbarashe Rusakaniko
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:18
  26. p16INK4A expression has been used as a surrogate marker for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in cervical cancer and head and neck cancer. p53 has also been reported as a feasible marker to identify HPV-positi...

    Authors: Lianghai Wang, Jing Li, Jun Hou, Man Li, Xiaobin Cui, Shugang Li, Xiaodan Yu, Zhiyu Zhang, Weihua Liang, Jinfang Jiang, Lijuan Pang, Yunzhao Chen, Jin Zhao and Feng Li
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:19
  27. HPV is the major etiological factor in the causal pathway for cervical cancer, which is the leading cancer among women in sub-Saharan Africa. HIV is associated with a higher prevalence and a broader range of h...

    Authors: Sonia Simone Menon, Rodolfo Rossi, Ronald Harebottle, Hillary Mabeya and Davy vanden Broeck
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:17
  28. The association of human papillomavirus (HPV) types to neoplastic lesions increase as a function of their oncogenicity and the duration of the infection since lesion severity progresses from low-grade to high-...

    Authors: Raúl DelaRosa-Martínez, Mireya Sánchez-Garza and Rubén López-Revilla
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016 11:16
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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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