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BMC Cancer

Infection, immunity and cancer vaccines

Section edited by Christophe Nicot

This section focuses on all aspects of infectious agents associated with cancer and tumor immunology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, tumor immunity, immunotherapy, cancer vaccines, viral carcinogenesis and virus-host interactions.

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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    There is now a renewed interest in cancer vaccines. Patients responding to immune checkpoint blockade usually bear tumors that are heavily infiltrated by T cells and express a high load of neoantigens, indicat...

    Authors: Sheeba K. Thomas, Soung-chul Cha, D. Lynne Smith, Kun Hwa Kim, Sapna R. Parshottam, Sheetal Rao, Michael Popescu, Vincent Y. Lee, Sattva S. Neelapu and Larry W. Kwak

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:187

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is considered the most common cancer in women worldwide and is the leading cause of cancer mortality. Sequences similar to Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus (MMTV) were detected in human breast cancer in...

    Authors: Reem Al Dossary, Khaled R. Alkharsah and Haitham Kussaibi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:170

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) can not only effectively kill hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tumour cells but also release tumour antigens that can provoke an immune response. However, there is no consensus rega...

    Authors: Shunli Shen, Hong Peng, Ye Wang, Ming Xu, Manxia Lin, Xiaoyan Xie, Baogang Peng and Ming Kuang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:117

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The new nine-valent vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) includes the four HPV genotypes (6, 11, 16, and 18) that are targeted by the older quadrivalent HPV vaccine, plus five additional oncogenic types ...

    Authors: María Paz-Zulueta, Ledicia Álvarez-Paredes, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Díaz, Paula Parás-Bravo, Ma. Encarnación Andrada Becerra, José María Rodríguez Ingelmo, María Montserrat Ruiz García, Joaquín Portilla and Miguel Santibañez

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:112

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Patients with highly mutated tumors, such as melanoma or smoking-related lung cancer, have higher rates of response to immune checkpoint blockade therapy, perhaps due to increased neoantigen expression. Many c...

    Authors: Timothy O’Donnell, Elizabeth L. Christie, Arun Ahuja, Jacqueline Buros, B. Arman Aksoy, David D. L. Bowtell, Alexandra Snyder and Jeff Hammerbacher

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:87

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a potential predictive biomarker of the response to anti-PD-L1/anti- programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) therapy in multiple cancers, including triple negative breast cance...

    Authors: Ming Li, Anqi Li, Shuling Zhou, Yan Xu, Yaoxing Xiao, Rui Bi and Wentao Yang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:4

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Immunologic factors can promote the progression of oral squamous cell carcinomas (oscc). The phylogenetic highly conserved protein Galectin 3 (Gal3) contributes to cell differentiation and immune homeostasis. ...

    Authors: Manuel Weber, Maike Büttner-Herold, Luitpold Distel, Jutta Ries, Patrick Moebius, Raimund Preidl, Carol I. Geppert, Friedrich W. Neukam and Falk Wehrhan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:906

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  8. Content type: Software

    Adoptive immunotherapy offers great potential for treating many types of cancer but its clinical application is hampered by cross-reactive T cell responses in healthy human tissues, representing serious safety...

    Authors: Victor Jaravine, Anja Mösch, Silke Raffegerst, Dolores J. Schendel and Dmitrij Frishman

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:892

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The tumor immune environment not only modulates the effects of immunotherapy, but also the effects of other anticancer drugs and treatment outcomes. These immune responses can be evaluated with tumor-infiltrat...

    Authors: Yuka Asano, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Wataru Goto, Koji Takada, Katsuyuki Takahashi, Takaharu Hatano, Satoru Noda, Tsutomu Takashima, Naoyoshi Onoda, Shuhei Tomita, Hisashi Motomura, Masahiko Ohsawa, Kosei Hirakawa and Masaichi Ohira

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:888

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of a novel dendritic cell (DC) vaccine pulsed with survivin and MUC1, silenced with suppressor of cytokine signaling 1 (SOCS1), and immune stimulated wi...

    Authors: Chunlei Ge, Ruilei Li, Haifeng Song, Tao Geng, Jinyan Yang, Qinghua Tan, Linfeng Song, Ying Wang, Yuanbo Xue, Zhen Li, Suwei Dong, Zhiwei Zhang, Na Zhang, Jiyin Guo, Lin Hua, Siyi Chen…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:884

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are easily obtained from routine blood tests. We investigated the associations of the NLR and PLR with the clinical parameters an...

    Authors: Dan Liu, Yi Huang, Lei Li, Juan Song, Li Zhang and Weimin Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:882

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Right-sided colon cancer (RCC) and left-sided colon cancer (LCC) differ with respect to their biology and genomic patterns, but inflammatory index variation did not fully investigate. This study aimed to exami...

    Authors: Lin Yang, Wenzhuo He, Pengfei Kong, Chang Jiang, Qiong Yang, Qiankun Xie and Liang Ping Xia

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:873

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The increasing incidence and poor outcome associated with malignant pleural effusion (MPE) requires finding an effective treatment for this disease. Inhibitory B7-H4 is expressed in many different human cancer...

    Authors: Cheng Chen, Qiu-Xia Qu, Fang Xie, Wei-Dong Zhu, Ye-Han Zhu and Jian-An Huang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:652

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma (ENKTCL) reports from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are remarkably rare, despite early childhood acquisition and high prevalence of the causative infectious agent, Epstein-Barr virus (...

    Authors: Tamiwe Tomoka, Eric Powers, Toon van der Gronde, Amy Amuquandoh, Bal Mukunda Dhungel, Coxcilly Kampani, Steve Kamiza, Nathan D. Montgomery, Yuri Fedoriw and Satish Gopal

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:633

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (NKTCL), nasal type, is an aggressive malignancy with poor prognosis. Currently, there is no recommended standard therapy for relapsed NKTCL.

    Authors: Jianping Lai, Peng Xu, Xiaoliu Jiang, Shan Zhou and Anwen Liu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:507

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Gastric adenocarcinoma is the third most common cause of cancer-associated death worldwide. Helicobacter pylori infection activates a signaling cascade that induces production of cytokines and chemokines involved...

    Authors: Norma Sánchez-Zauco, Javier Torres, Alejandro Gómez, Margarita Camorlinga-Ponce, Leopoldo Muñoz-Pérez, Roberto Herrera-Goepfert, Rafael Medrano-Guzmán, Silvia Giono-Cerezo and Carmen Maldonado-Bernal

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:384

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Cancer 2017 17:669

  17. Content type: Research article

    Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) acts in the innate immune response to Helicobacter pylori. Interleukin 8 (IL-8) is a potent cytokine produced by gastric epithelial cells in response to H. pylori. We aimed to investi...

    Authors: Young Woon Chang, Chi Hyuk Oh, Jung-Wook Kim, Jae Won Lee, Mi Ju Park, Jae-Jun Shim, Chang Kyun Lee, Jae-Young Jang, Seok Ho Dong, Hyo Jong Kim, Sung Soo Kim and Byung-Ho Kim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:388

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Prognostic factors aid in the stratification and treatment of cancer. This study evaluated prognostic importance of tumor infiltrating immune cell in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma.

    Authors: Juan Fang, Xiaoxu Li, Da Ma, Xiangqi Liu, Yichen Chen, Yun Wang, Vivian Wai Yan Lui, Juan Xia, Bin Cheng and Zhi Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:375

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is one of the most important neoplasia among women. It was recently suggested that biological agents could be the etiological cause, particularly Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Silvia Delgado-García, Juan-Carlos Martínez-Escoriza, Alfonso Alba, Tina-Aurora Martín-Bayón, Hortensia Ballester-Galiana, Gloria Peiró, Pablo Caballero and Jose Ponce-Lorenzo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:320

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  20. Content type: Debate

    Since the beginning of the twentieth century, infection has emerged as a fundamental aspect of cancer causation with a growing number of pathogens recognized as oncogenic. Meanwhile, oncolytic viruses have als...

    Authors: Camille Jacqueline, Aurélie Tasiemski, Gabriele Sorci, Beata Ujvari, Fatima Maachi, Dorothée Missé, François Renaud, Paul Ewald, Frédéric Thomas and Benjamin Roche

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:257

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