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Infectious Agents Associated Cancers: Epidemiology and Molecular Biology

  • Qiliang Cai
  • Zhenghong Yuan
  • Ke Lan

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1018)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Qiliang Cai, Zhenghong Yuan
    Pages 1-9
  3. Yanyun Li, Congjian Xu
    Pages 23-34
  4. Yonggang Pei, Alexandria E. Lewis, Erle S. Robertson
    Pages 57-74
  5. Jun Zhang, Lin Jia, Chi Man Tsang, Sai Wah Tsao
    Pages 75-90
  6. Shasha Li, Lei Bai, Jiazhen Dong, Rui Sun, Ke Lan
    Pages 91-127
  7. Zhigang Yi, Zhenghong Yuan
    Pages 129-146
  8. Chi-Ping Chan, Kin-Hang Kok, Dong-Yan Jin
    Pages 147-166
  9. Yongjia Ji, Hongzhou Lu
    Pages 167-179
  10. Caixia Zhu, Yuyan Wang, Cankun Cai, Qiliang Cai
    Pages 181-191
  11. Meng Feng, Xunjia Cheng
    Pages 193-205
  12. Xiaowen Yang, Zhijun Cheng, Lihua Zhang, Guiru Wu, Run Shi, Zhenxing Gao et al.
    Pages 207-224
  13. Sihan Dong, J. Craig Forrest, Xiaozhen Liang
    Pages 225-236
  14. Qing Zhu, Feng Gu, Caixia Zhu, Yuyan Wang, Fang Wei, Qiliang Cai
    Pages 253-271

About this book

Introduction

This book offers a state-of-the-art report on recent discoveries concerning viral, bacterial, and parasite infectious cancers. Cancer is one of the most common causes of death and diseases in human populations, and 15%-25% of human cancers in worldwide are considered to result from chronic infection by pathogens. Most oncology textbooks address genetic mutation, but not infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria and parasites. As such this book stimulates further research in the new area between cancers and chronic infection, and discusses the epidemiology and molecular biology of infectious causes of cancers. It also explores the prevention and treatment of infection-related cancers, and brings pathogenic research to the forefront in the never-ending endeavor to understand how pathogens maneuver and negotiate in a complex environment, including the micro/macro- environment of the human host. Further, it highlights the urgent need for a concerted program to develop vaccines and other diagnosis and interventions that will eventually help prevent and treat infectious cancers, and decrease their burden on human populations. It offers graduate students and researchers a comprehensive overview of the infectious causes of cancers.

Keywords

Infectious agents of cancers Oncogenic Virus Bacteria Parasites microenviroment and pathogen interactions vaccine development

Editors and affiliations

  • Qiliang Cai
    • 1
  • Zhenghong Yuan
    • 2
  • Ke Lan
    • 3
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Virology (Ministries of Education and Health)School of Basic Medical Science Fudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Virology (Ministries of Education and Health)School of Basic Medical Science Fudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Virology, College of Life ScienceWuhan UniversityWuhanChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5765-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5764-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5765-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-8019
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