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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: Research article

    It is not known whether children with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) have an infection risk similar to non- APL acute myeloid leukemia. The objective was to describe infectious risk in children with newly ...

    Authors: Sonia Cellot, Donna Johnston, David Dix, Marie-Chantal Ethier, Biljana Gillmeister, David Mitchell, Rochelle Yanofsky, Victor Lewis, Carol Portwine, Victoria Price, Shayna Zelcer, Mariana Silva, Lynette Bowes, Bruno Michon, Kent Stobart, Josee Brossard…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:276

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    Our previous studies have suggested that the primary impact of immune cell infiltration into the normal or pre-invasive tissue component is associated with the physical destruction of epithelial capsules, whic...

    Authors: Hongyan Yuan, Yi-Hsuan Hsiao, Yiyu Zhang, Jinlian Wang, Chao Yin, Rong Shen and Yiping Su

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:258

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) promote malignant progression, yet the repertoire of oncogenic factors secreted by TAM has not been clearly defined. We sought to analyze which EGFR- and STAT3-activating fac...

    Authors: Philip Vlaicu, Philipp Mertins, Thomas Mayr, Peter Widschwendter, Beyhan Ataseven, Bernhard Högel, Wolfgang Eiermann, Pjotr Knyazev and Axel Ullrich

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:197

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Several human cancers are known to be associated with inflammation and/or viral infections. However, the influence of tumour-related inflammation on viral uptake is largely unknown. In this study we used oesop...

    Authors: Georgia Schäfer, Siti Kabanda, Beverly van Rooyen, Martina Bergant Marušič, Lawrence Banks and M Iqbal Parker

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:185

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  5. Content type: Research article

    High-grade gliomas including glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) are among the most malignant and aggressive of tumors, and have a very poor prognosis despite a temozolomide-based intensive treatment. Therefore, a n...

    Authors: Yasuto Akiyama, Chie Oshita, Akiko Kume, Akira Iizuka, Haruo Miyata, Masaru Komiyama, Tadashi Ashizawa, Mika Yagoto, Yoshiaki Abe, Koichi Mitsuya, Reiko Watanabe, Takashi Sugino, Ken Yamaguchi and Yoko Nakasu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2012 12:623

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Asbestos is the main cause of MPM in industrialized countries. Even since asbestos is banned in most developed countries, the peak wave of MPM incidence is anticipated for the next years due to the long latenc...

    Authors: Ulf Petrausch, Petra C Schuberth, Christian Hagedorn, Alex Soltermann, Sandra Tomaszek, Rolf Stahel, Walter Weder and Christoph Renner

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2012 12:615

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Identification of new cancer antigens is necessary for the efficient diagnosis and immunotherapy. A variety of tumor antigens have been identified by several methodologies. Among those antigens, cancer/testis ...

    Authors: Tadashi Hanafusa, Ali Eldib Ali Mohamed, Shohei Domae, Eiichi Nakayama and Toshiro Ono

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2012 12:520

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  8. Content type: Research article

    One-third of breast cancers display amplifications of the ERBB2 gene encoding the HER2 kinase receptor. Trastuzumab, a humanized antibody directed against an epitope on subdomain IV of the extracellular domain of...

    Authors: Ceyhan Ceran, Murat Cokol, Sultan Cingoz, Ipek Tasan, Mehmet Ozturk and Tamer Yagci

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2012 12:450

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Hepatoblastoma (HB) is the most common primary, malignant pediatric liver tumor in children. The treatment results for affected children have markedly improved in recent decades. However, the prognosis for hig...

    Authors: Shu-Cheng Zhang, Wei-Lin Wang, Wei-Song Cai, Kai-Lei Jiang and Zheng-Wei Yuan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2012 12:427

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The role of Th17 cells in colorectal tumorigenesis and development still remains unclear, despite the fact that it has been established in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases.

    Authors: Jiansheng Wang, Kaiyu Xu, Jing Wu, Chenghua Luo, Yuchen Li, Xuebin Wu, Hong Gao, Guosheng Feng and Bao-Zhu Yuan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2012 12:418

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphatic leukemia (Ph + ALL) are caused by the t(9;22), which fuses BCR to ABL resulting in deregulated ABL-tyrosine kinase act...

    Authors: Afsar Ali Mian, Anna Metodieva, Susanne Badura, Mamduh Khateb, Nili Ruimi, Yousef Najajreh, Oliver Gerhard Ottmann, Jamal Mahajna and Martin Ruthardt

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2012 12:411

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Abnormal NF-κB2 activation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells. However, a causal role for aberrant NF-κB2 signaling in the development of plasma cell tumors h...

    Authors: Brian A McCarthy, Liqun Yang, Jane Ding, Mingqiang Ren, William King, Mohammed ElSalanty, Ibrahim Zakhary, Mohamed Sharawy, Hongjuan Cui and Han-Fei Ding

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2012 12:203

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  13. Content type: Research article

    WNT7a, a member of the Wnt ligand family implicated in several developmental processes, has also been reported to be dysregulated in some types of tumors; however, its function and implication in oncogenesis i...

    Authors: Alejandra B Ochoa-Hernández, Moisés Ramos-Solano, Ivan D Meza-Canales, Beatriz García-Castro, Mónica A Rosales-Reynoso, Judith A Rosales-Aviña, Esperanza Barrera-Chairez, Pablo C Ortíz-Lazareno, Georgina Hernández-Flores, Alejandro Bravo-Cuellar, Luis F Jave-Suarez, Patricio Barros-Núñez and Adriana Aguilar-Lemarroy

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2012 12:60

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Molecular alterations occur frequently in T-ALL and the potential impact of those abnormalities on outcome is still controversial. The current study aimed to test whether NOTCH1 mutations and additional molecular...

    Authors: Marcela Braga Mansur, Rocio Hassan, Thayana C Barbosa, Alessandra Splendore, Patricia Y Jotta, José Andrés Yunes, Joseph L Wiemels and Maria S Pombo-de-Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2012 12:9

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Oncolytic viral therapy represents an alternative therapeutic strategy for the treatment of cancer. We previously described GLV-1h68, a modified Vaccinia Virus with exclusive tropism for tumor cells, and we ob...

    Authors: Maria Libera Ascierto, Andrea Worschech, Zhiya Yu, Sharon Adams, Jennifer Reinboth, Nanhai G Chen, Zoltan Pos, Rahul Roychoudhuri, Giovanni Di Pasquale, Davide Bedognetti, Lorenzo Uccellini, Fabio Rossano, Paolo A Ascierto, David F Stroncek, Nicholas P Restifo, Ena Wang…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2011 11:451

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer continues to be an important worldwide health problem for women. Up to 35% of patients who are diagnosed with and appropriately treated for cervical cancer will recur and treatment results are ...

    Authors: Emiliano Cocco, Joyce Varughese, Natalia Buza, Stefania Bellone, Michelle Glasgow, Marta Bellone, Paola Todeschini, Luisa Carrara, Dan-Arin Silasi, Masoud Azodi, Peter E Schwartz, Thomas J Rutherford, Sergio Pecorelli, Charles J Lockwood and Alessandro D Santin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2011 11:263

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Recent advances in lung cancer biology presuppose its inflammatory origin. In this regard, LTB-4 and IL-8 are recognized to play a crucial role in neutrophil recruitment into airways during lung cancer.

    Authors: Giovanna E Carpagnano, Grazia P Palladino, Donato Lacedonia, Anna Koutelou, Silvio Orlando and Maria P Foschino-Barbaro

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2011 11:226

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