Bacteria and Cancer

  • Abdul Arif Khan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Christine P. J. Caygill, Piers A. C. Gatenby
    Pages 1-24
  3. Amedeo Amedei, Mario M. D’Elios
    Pages 25-60
  4. Harold Tjalsma, Annemarie Boleij, Ikuko Kato
    Pages 61-78
  5. Catterina Ferreccio
    Pages 117-137
  6. Andrés J. M. Ferreri, Riccardo Dolcetti, Silvia Govi, Maurilio Ponzoni
    Pages 139-163
  7. Puneet, Gopal Nath, V. K. Shukla
    Pages 165-184
  8. Sazal Patyar, Ajay Prakash, Bikash Medhi
    Pages 185-208
  9. Abhinav Shrivastava, Abdul Arif Khan, S. K. Jain, P. K. Singhal
    Pages 225-244
  10. Navya Devineni, Reshma Maredia, Tao Weitao
    Pages 245-258
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 275-278

About this book


Bacterial infections cause substantial morbidity and mortality in cancer patients. These infections always remained enigmatic due to initial reluctance of cancer researchers in understanding their etiologic potential. Etiological association of bacteria with cancer gained credibility after discovery of carcinogenic potential of Helicobacter pylori. Moreover, other suspected associations including Salmonella typhi and gallbladder cancer, Streptococcus bovis and colon cancer, Chlamydia psittaci and ocular adnexal lymphoma and Chlamydia pneumoniae with lung cancer, etc. are looking for a legitimate appraisal to unravel their etiologic potential without prejudice. 

 In contrary, bacteria also show protective role in certain types of cancer. Certain agents derived from bacteria are successfully in practice for the management of cancer. The integrate association of bacteria and cancer is evident in both positive and negative aspects. The role of bacteria in cancer etiology and treatment is vigorously studied since last few years. Present book tries to provide current status of research undergoing in above direction, with the glimpses of future possibility for using microbiological knowledge in the management of this deadly killer.

This book will interest specialists dealing with cancer associated infectious complications, researchers working in the field of cancer biology, teachers and scientists in the field of microbiology, biotechnology, medicine and oncology. The unique coverage of bacteriology and cancer association in both positive and negative way can usher into development of novel thrust area for microbiology students and experts.



Biotechnology Medicine Microbiology Oncology Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Abdul Arif Khan
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  1. 1.GwaliorIndia

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