TITLE

ASSOCIATION OF PARASITIC INFECTIONS AND CANCERS

AUTHOR(S)
Khurana, S.; Dubey, M. L.; Malla, N.
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Apr2005, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p74
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Recent advances in the fields of molecular biology, epidemiology and infectious diseases have led to significant revelations to clarify the relationship between cancer and infective agents. This article reviews the relationship between parasitic infections and carcinogenesis and the possible mechanisms involved. Few parasites, e.g., Schistosoma haematobium and Opisthorchis viverrini have been found to be strongly associated with bladder cancer and cholangiocarcinoma respectively. The evidence for the association of several other parasites and cancers has also been postulated.
ACCESSION #
18078534

 

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