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Infectious Agents Associated Cancers: Epidemiology and Molecular Biology

  • Qiliang Cai
  • Zhenghong Yuan
  • Ke Lan

Benefits

  • Offering a state-of-the-art report on recent discoveries concerning viral, bacterial, and parasite infectious cancers

  • Discussing the epidemiology and molecular biology of infectious causes of cancers

  • Exploring the prevention and treatment of infection-related cancers

  • Written by experts in this field

Book

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

About the editors

Dr. Qiliang Cai is a professor and assistant director of the Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Virology affiliated to Ministry of Education & Ministry of Health, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Fudan University. He is vice chairman of the young scholar branch of Chinese Society for Virology, and serves as the associate editor for Oncology Communications and academic editors for the international journals PLoS One, and Cancer Cell and Microenvironment. His research focuses on the mechanisms of oncogenic herpesvirus-induced tumorigenesis related to microenvironmental hypoxia stress and its potential therapeutic treatment. He has published more than 50 research articles in the field of virology and cancer research.

Dr. Zhenghong Yuan is a professor and director of the Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Virology affiliated to Ministry of Education & Ministry of Health, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Fudan University. He serves as vice chancellor of Fudan University and also the honored chairman of the Medical Virology Society of the Chinese Medial Association. His research focuses on virus-host cell interaction and he has published more than 70 research articles in top international journals.

Dr. Ke Lan is a professor and director of State Key Laboratory of Virology, College of Life Science, Wuhan University. He is the associate editors of Journal of Medical Virology and Virologica Sinica, and an editorial board member of Journal of Virology. He is also a council member of the Chinese Society for

Virology. His research focuses on two human tumor viruses: KSHV and HBV. Dr. Lan has published more than 80 research articles in this field.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Infectious Agents Associated Cancers: Epidemiology and Molecular Biology
  • Editors Qiliang Cai
    Zhenghong Yuan
    Ke Lan
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Adv Exp Med Biol
  • 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 Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-5764-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5484-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-5765-6
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-8019
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 271
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cancer Research
    Medical Microbiology
    Virology
    Parasitology
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