Infectious Causes of Cancer

Targets for Intervention

  • James J. Goedert

Part of the Infectious Disease book series (ID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Herpesviruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Frank J. Jenkins, Linda J. Hoffman
      Pages 33-49
    3. Thomas A. Seemayer, Timothy G. Greiner, Thomas G. Gross, Jack R. Davis, Arpad Lanyi, Janos Sumegi
      Pages 51-61
    4. Lode J. Swinnen
      Pages 63-76
    5. Nancy Raab-Traub
      Pages 93-111
    6. Paula G. O’Connor, David T. Scadden
      Pages 113-127
    7. Alexandra M. Levine
      Pages 129-143
    8. Hal B. Jenson
      Pages 145-159
  4. Retroviruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Robin A. Weiss
      Pages 197-210
    3. Masao Matsuoka
      Pages 211-229
    4. Michael S. Mcgrath, Bruce Shiramizu, Brian G. Herndier
      Pages 231-242
  5. Papillomaviruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Harald zur Hausen
      Pages 245-261
    3. Irene M. Leigh, Judy A. Breuer, John A. G. Buchanan, Catherine A. Harwood, Sarah Jackson, Jane M. Mcgregor et al.
      Pages 289-309
  6. Hepatitis Viruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Jia-Horng Kao, Ding-Shinn Chen
      Pages 313-330
    3. Michael C. Kew
      Pages 331-347
    4. Clodoveo Ferri, Stefano Pileri, Anna Linda Zignego
      Pages 349-368
  7. Bacterial and Helminthic Oncology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. James G. Fox, Timothy C. Wang
      Pages 371-388
    3. Catherine Ley, Julie Parsonnet
      Pages 389-410
    4. Andrew C. Wotherspoon
      Pages 411-422
    5. Christine P. J. Caygill, Michael J. Hill
      Pages 423-434
    6. Monalisa Sur, Kum Cooper
      Pages 435-448
  8. Other Infections and Human Neoplasms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-449
    2. Marjorie Robert-Guroff, Gertrude Case Buehring
      Pages 475-487
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 489-498

About this book


Recent developments, particularly in molecular biology, have produced fresh insights into how cancer relates to infectious agents, novel tools for its diagnosis, exciting possibilities for vaccines, and new targets for therapy. In Infectious Causes of Cancer: Targets for Intervention, James J. Goedert and a team of leading experimental and clinical researchers provide critical, integrating surveys of those viruses, bacteria, and parasites that are now known to play a major role in cancer-work that opens the way toward novel therapeutic targets. The contributors focus on five types of human carcinogenic infection-herpesviruses, retroviruses, papillomaviruses, hepatitis viruses, and H. pylori-and review in depth the associated malignancies, as well as how these new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies may be implemented.
Cutting-edge and cross-disciplinary, Infectious Causes of Cancer: Targets for Intervention provides clinical oncologists and infectious disease specialists, as well as clinical researchers, with insightful reviews of cancer induction by infectious diseases and the high promise of closely targeted new therapeutics and vaccines.


Carcinom HIV bacteria infection infections infectious infectious disease infectious diseases virus

Editors and affiliations

  • James J. Goedert
    • 1
  1. 1.Viral Epidemiology BranchNational Cancer InstituteRockvilleUSA

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